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Chantix Box by Cigarette and Ashtray

Pfizer Chantix Contaminated with NDMA Class Action

Pfizer makes the drug Chantix to help people stop smoking. The complaint refers to Chantix as a VCD, or varenicline-containing drug. But the complaint for this class action alleges that the company has been putting out adulterated or misbranded Chantix that has been contaminated with “a probable human carcinogen known as n-nitroso-varenicline.” The complaint alleges  Read more

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Pharmaceuticals, Contamination During Preparation or Use, Contaminated Drugs
Vidant Medical Center

Vidant Health Excessive and Undisclosed Charges to Patients Class Action

Vidant Health (officially University Health Systems of Eastern Carolina, Inc.) is a not-for-profit group of nine hospitals and other facilities, with revenue that in 2017 was over a billion and a half dollars a year. The complaint for this class action alleges that Vidant refuses to tell patients about costs before they get care, then  Read more

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Unfair Business Practices, Medical Billing, FDCPA, Excessive Fees
Natera Logo

Natera Genetic Testing Deceptive Price Information Class Action

Elizabeth Copley’s doctor advised her to get a Panorama test from Natera, Inc. while she was pregnant with her second child. Copley was told it would cost no more than “a couple hundred dollars.” However, after the test was done, she was billed for $8,000. The complaint for this class action alleges that Natera “employ[s]  Read more

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Medical Billing, Improper Billing, Genetic Screening, Charges in Excess of What Was Promised
Shelves with Medical Records

Arizona Providers and Requests for Medical Records Class Action

Patients who want to file personal injury cases are likely to need their medical records. If so, they will request them from their healthcare providers. The complaint for this class action cites two problems that come up in this situation: (1) when the records are sent to attorneys, the medical records parties may bill the  Read more

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Unlawful Charges for Medical/Health Records, Providing Medical Records
Bottle of Elmiron Capsules

Elmiron Patients and Medical Monitoring Massachusetts Class Action

The defendants in this class action are a number of pharmaceutical companies (such as Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and Johnson & Johnson) who have made, promoted or sold a drug called Elmiron. Elmiron is intended to treat interstitial cystitis, which is known as IC or bladder pain syndrome. However, the complaint for  Read more

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Pharmaceuticals, Medical Monitoring, Injury, Defective Drugs
Air Evac LifeTeam Helicopter In Action

Air Evac LifeTeam Excessive Charges Imposed Multi-State Class Action

At issue in this class action are charges for air transport in case of medical emergencies. The complaint alleges that Air Evac EMS, Inc., which does business as Air Evac LifeTeam, overcharges patients for transportation, noting that those needing emergency air transport are generally in no condition to make decisions or negotiate rates.  Read more

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Medical Billing, Excessive Fees, Emergency Transportation, Balance Billing
Picato Gel

Picato Gel Alleged to Be “Worthless” Class Action

Does Picato gel increase the risk of squamous cell skin cancer? The complaint for this class action says it does and declares the medicine “defectively manufactured and unfit for [its] intended purpose[.]” It brings suit against LEO Pharma, Inc. and LEO Pharma AS for breach of the implied warranty of merchantability, claiming that Picato is  Read more

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Pharmaceuticals, Not Fit for Intended Purpose, Cancer Risk
Person Putting Testing Swab into Tube

Investigation of Hidden Costs in “Free” Coronavirus Testing

Were you charged for what was supposed to be a free Covid-19 test? Did your insurance provider refuse to pay the bill, or refuse to pay for things like the office visit or lab fees? We’re investigating to see if a class action is needed.  Read more

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Medical Billing, medical, Covid-19 Related
Adult Hands Cupping Baby Feet

Opioid Makers, Distributors Sued for Problems with Newborns Class Action

The plaintiffs in this case are two babies, Baby AM and Baby RH, who were born dependent on opioids. The complaint says, “The first days of Baby Plaintiffs’ lives were spent in excruciating pain as doctors weaned the infants from opioid addiction.” This class action brings suit against a long list of pharmaceutical makers, and  Read more

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Pharmaceuticals, Opioids, Babies Born Addicted
The Coral Princess

Coral Princess Permitted to Sail, Despite Covid-19 Class Action

In the Covid-19 pandemic, cruise ships were hit particularly early and particularly hard by the disease. The complaint for this class action alleges that the Carnival Cruise companies—which include Carnival Corporation, Carnival plc, Princess Cruises, the Holland American Line, Costa Cruises, and others—knew early on about the dangers posed to cruise ship passengers by Covid-19  Read more

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Exposure to Disease, Cruises, Covid-19 Related