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According to a 2013 FDA safety communication, there is "clear evidence of an association" between Benicar and a gastrointestinal (GI) condition known as sprue-like enteropathy, a disease with symptoms commonly associated with celiac disease.
Used to treat type 2 diabetes, Byetta has been linked to pancreatic cancer. Hundreds of lawsuits allege Byetta's manufacturer, Amylin Pharmaceuticals, knew of this link and failed to alert patients and the medical community.
Women who took Depakote during pregnancy and delivered a child with birth defects may have legal recourse to collect compensation for medical care and other losses.
Antidepressant Effexor has been linked to birth defects of the heart, spine and abdomen.
Attorneys are investigating potential lawsuits on behalf of patients who took the anticoagulant Eliquis and suffered serious or fatal bleeding complications.
Two dialysis products - GranuFlo and NaturaLyte - have been the subject of the most serious type of recall, as they have been linked to a risk of sudden cardiac arrest.
Lawsuits have been filed against Janssen Pharmaceuticals alleging that Invega can increase a user's risk of developing gynecomastia and/or hyperprolactinemia.
Attorneys across the country are investigating whether lawsuits can be filed against Janssen Pharmaceuticals over its Type 2 diabetes drug Invokana and its link to ketoacidosis.
Januvia lawsuits are being considered across the country in light of allegations that the drug's maker failed to properly warn patients about the risk of pancreatic cancer.
Women across the country have filed lawsuits against Lexapro's manufacturer, Forest Labs, Inc., accusing the company of releasing a defective drug into the marketplace.
Women who used Lipitor and were later diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes are now filing lawsuits against the drug's manufacturer, demanding compensation for their injuries.
Paxil is an anti-depressant used in patients with depression and anxiety disorders. Unfortunately, some young patients taking the drug have developed suicidal tendencies, while mothers on the anti-depressant have delivered infants with birth defects.
Risperdal was the first drug approved by the FDA to treat adolescents with schizophrenia. The drug is also used in combination with other drugs to treat depression.
Attorneys across the country are considering filing lawsuits on behalf of men who used AndroGel and other testosterone therapies in light of new information linking the products to heart attack, stroke and death in users.
Since 2011, mothers have been filing lawsuits against the maker of Topamax, Janssen Pharmaceuticals alleging that the antiepileptic drug is defective and can cause infants to develop cleft lips or cleft palates when taken during pregnancy.
It has been alleged that Tylenol, even when taken as recommended, can cause liver failure.
Studies have suggested the Victoza and other diabetes drugs may increase patients' chances of developing pancreatic cancer.
Lawsuits have been filed alleging that the popular blood thinner Xarelto can cause serious and irreversible internal bleeding.
If you were prescribed Zofran for morning sickness and your child was born with a birth defect, you may be eligible to receive compensation through a lawsuit.
Hundreds of women have taken legal action against Pfizer Inc., the manufacturer of Zoloft, after delivering infants with congenital birth defects and malformations.
More than 30,000 women have filed lawsuits against makers of transvaginal mesh devices after suffering mesh erosion, vaginal scarring, pain, and other complications following surgery.
The FDA is discouraging the use of morcellation during hysterectomies and myomectomies. The agency made this announcement after discovering that a higher-than-expected number of women undergoing these surgeries were unaware that they had highly malignant, cancerous tumors known as sarcomas.
Certain banks and mortgage lenders have allegedly been trying to reap profits from struggling consumers by marking up fees charged for default-related services after a borrower defaults on their mortgage loan or has their account classified as delinquent.
Attorneys are investigating whether customers who purchased jewelry, accessories and other items from the Liquidation Channel may be able to file a class action lawsuit against the home shopping program.
Several energy companies, including Chesapeake Energy, are facing allegations that they deliberately and fraudulently underpaid gas royalties to leaseholders - sometimes over a span of 10 years.
Companies may be refusing to honor gift cards by using unlawful expiration dates to defraud consumers.
Attorneys are investigating whether customers who purchased Gerber's Good Start Gentle formula can file a class action lawsuit against Gerber Products Co.
It is believed that certain portable butane stoves or ranges, also known as camping stoves, pose a fire hazard.
Attorneys are investigating potential class action lawsuits over defective surge protectors, which may overheat, smoke, melt, and catch fire.
During the 1900s, many asbestos companies knew the dangers of the mineral, but neglected to inform their employees or the public. Decades later, former asbestos company workers are developing deadly diseases, such as mesothelioma.
When a business which offers company stock as an investment option for 401(k) and retirement plans files for bankruptcy, they have certain obligations under ERISA to protect their employees' plans.
Employees and job applicants who were terminated or denied employment as a result of a background check may be eligible for a background check lawsuit if their employer or potential employer violated federal law when conducting the criminal background search.
If you work in California and you're required to use your own phone or tablet for work, you may be able to participate in a class action lawsuit.
A number of lawsuits have alleged that employment credit checks discriminate against minorities, including African Americans and Latinos.
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org want to speak to current and former Jimmy John's employees to determine whether a class action can be filed against the company over its uniform policy.
If you are a union retiree, you may be able to join a class action lawsuit against your former employer. Lawsuits have been filed alleging some companies and unions are renegotiating contracts in such a way that active employees' benefits are kept the same, but coverage for retirees is reduced.
Are you paid a fixed weekly salary, regardless of the number of hours worked? According to one Pennsylvania judge, these employees should be paid time-and-a-half, rather than half-time or "Chinese overtime" for hours worked over 40 in a single week.
Oil and gas employees who are paid on a day rate basis and do not receive overtime pay when working more than 40 hours a week may be able to file a claim for up to three years of unpaid overtime.
Some employers intentionally misclassify workers to avoid paying overtime. When an employee is wrongfully placed into an exempt category, they become ineligible for overtime. Intentionally misclassifying employees is illegal and unethical.
Most escrow closers and escrow officers are entitled to overtime pay when working more than 40 hours in a single week. However, some employers in the title insurance industry have allegedly adopted a practice of misclassifying these employees as "exempt" to avoid paying overtime to these workers.
Over Easy Management, a franchisee of more than a dozen Huddle House locations throughout Tennessee, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas, is currently facing a number of class action lawsuits over unpaid wages.
Most employees are eligible for overtime pay. If an eligible employee does not receive time-and-a-half pay for hours worked over 40, they may qualify for a lawsuit to recover unpaid wages.
Attorneys are interested in hearing from individuals who worked as assistant manager at Qdoba restaurants, as part of an investigation into unpaid overtime wages.
A number of class action lawsuits have been filed alleging that certain companies are illegally denying tech support workers overtime pay by misclassifying them as exempt from federal overtime requirements. Hewlett-Packard, Wells Fargo and IBM are just a few of the companies to be targeted over the
Weatherford International, LLC is facing a class and collective action alleging that some employees were not properly paid overtime wages.
It is illegal for employers to force waiters, waitresses, bartenders and other service employees to share their tips with non-tipped employees.
A class action has been filed against Skywest Airlines alleging that the airline cheats its flight attendants out of proper pay by only paying them for block time - the time between the opening and closing of the cabin door.
Several lawsuits have been filed on behalf of students and other young workers who were hired as "unpaid interns" in lieu of paid employees.
Allegations have surfaced that some Pizza Hut franchise owners may be cheating their servers out of wages by not "making up the difference" when their employees' tips and hourly pay do not meet at least the minimum wage.
Strippers across the country are filing class action lawsuits alleging that they are employees – not independent contractors – and should be receiving hourly wages in addition to their tips.
If you had to pay for your uniform, you may be able to start a class action lawsuit and get your money back.
Dozens of class action lawsuits have been filed by independent contractors who say they're actually employees under the law.
Truck and delivery drivers are suing the companies they work for claiming that they're employees – not independent contractors – and entitled to overtime and minimum wage pay.
ClassAction.org wants to hear from anyone who worked as an independent contractor at Avalon Flooring. We have reason to believe the company may be calling its flooring installers "independent contractors" when they're actually employees.
ClassAction.org wants to speak with current and former ExpressJet flight attendants. We have reason to believe the airline may be breaking federal and state laws by only paying its flight attendants for "block time."
ClassAction.org wants to hear from any flight attendant who was only paid for "block time" – the time that passes between the closing and opening of the main cabin door. We have reason to believe that only paying for "block time" is illegal and cheats flight attendants out of proper pay.
If you're a home delivery or courier van driver who wasn't paid overtime, ClassAction.org wants to hear from you. There's a provision of federal labor law that basically says if you're driving a vehicle for work that's less than 10,000 pounds, you should be getting overtime.
ClassAction.org is investigating whether a class action lawsuit can be filed against FedEx on behalf of delivery van drivers who weren't paid overtime. To help with our investigation, we need to speak with anyone who drives or used to drive a van for FedEx.
Zodiac Cabin Controls, a sector of Zodiac Aerospace, has been sued for allegedly violating California labor laws. According to the lawsuit, the company failed to pay proper overtime wages and didn't give its employees required meal and rest breaks.
ClassAction.org is investigating whether class action lawsuits can be filed on behalf of auto insurance adjusters who use Colossus or ClaimIQ and weren't paid overtime. We have reason to believe some insurance companies may have misclassified these workers as "exempt" from overtime pay.
Surprised by an out-of-network medical bill after going to an in-network facility? ClassAction.org is investigating whether lawsuits can be filed against health insurance companies that allow their patients to be "balance billed."
Allegations have surfaced that certain banks may be charging their borrowers for unnecessary and unauthorized collateral protection insurance, which is designed to protect lenders in the event that the borrower fails to obtain auto insurance or allows their insurance to lapse.
Attorneys are investigating whether Monumental and Transamerica Life Insurance Company are wrongfully denying valid claims for benefits under their accidental death policies.
New York life insurance companies may be misallocating funds, breaking the law and putting consumers at risk in the process. Policyholders may be able to get their money back for premiums paid out over the past three years.
A number of class action lawsuits have been filed against Medical Informatics Engineering, Inc. (MIE) over the data breach that was discovered in June 2015.
State Farm Investment has been sued for breaching its fiduciary duty to those who invested in its target date mutual funds, specifically known as LifePath Funds. According to the lawsuit, the company collected excessive management fees.
The 400 Series Tilt Wash vinyl clad windows sold by Andersen Windows allegedly contain a defect which allows moisture to invade the structure and results in mold growth, decay, rotting and deterioration.
Property owners who experienced problems with James Hardie fiber cement siding may be able to participate in a class action lawsuit to recover compensation for repair costs and other damages
If you bought Tescun laminate flooring from Lowe's, you may be able to participate in a class action lawsuit against the company. Reports have surfaced that the store's Chinese-made laminate flooring contains toxic levels of formaldehyde, a chemical that can cause serious health problems with
Homeowners who have installed Maibec cedar shingles on their property have filed a class action lawsuit alleging that the shingles are defective.
A class action lawsuit has been filed against NIBCO claiming that the manufacturer's cross-linked polyethylene (PEX) plumbing tubes are defective and fail earlier than expected.
It has been alleged that certain roofing shingles manufactured by Owens Corning have a defect which causes them to deteriorate prematurely.
The solar industry is reportedly facing a quality crisis, potentially paving the way for a new wave of class actions lawsuits over defective solar panels.
Class action lawsuits have been filed against TAMKO over the company's "Heritage" fiberglass roofing shingles. The suits allege that the shingles are "plagued by design flaws" that result in cracking, curling, deterioration, blistering, degranulation and other problems.
Attorneys are interested in hearing from property owners who experienced problems with their TimberTech decking.
Allegations have surfaced that Tremco, Inc. sold defective, generic and low-cost roofing systems and products, despite advertising that its products were superior and top-of-the-line.
Attorneys are investigating whether class action lawsuits can be filed against manufacturers of under-sink water filters. The attorneys have reason to believe that water filters produced by several leading companies are defectively designed.
Attorneys are investigating whether class action lawsuits could be filed against supply line manufacturers that used sub-standard or defective materials in constructing their products.
Attorneys would like to hear from property owners who are experiencing problems with JELD-WEN windows.
Attorneys are investigating reports that a number of heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems (HVAC) contain defective evaporator coils.
Consumers who own a Bosch dishwasher that caught fire may be able to sue the manufacturer and recover compensation for damages.
Attorneys are investigating whether class action lawsuits can be filed against Whirlpool, Kenmore and other leading manufacturers over their bottom-freezer refrigerators.
Attorneys have reason to believe that certain clothes dryers on the market suffer from a design defect that poses a serious fire hazard.
Allegations have surfaced that certain refrigerators were sold with a defect that can result in leaks, spoiled food and broken icemakers.
Consumers who experienced problems with their dishwashers may be able to participate in a class action lawsuit to recover financial compensation.
Consumers who experienced an unexpected vibration, known as the "death wobble," when operating their Dodge Rams may be entitled to compensation.
ClassAction.org is looking into reports that certain Dodge Ram vehicles are experiencing potentially dangerous acceleration problems.
It has been alleged that certain Electrolux washers contain a defect which cause the machines to overflow.
Certain General Electric microwaves may pose a fire hazard, even when not in use. Has your microwave oven caught fire?
Allegedly, certain General Electric (GE) refrigerators were sold with a defect which can cause cause the refrigerator to stop operating and poses a fire risk.
It has been alleged that certain General Electric (GE) washing machines contain a defect which causes them to overflow intermittently.
It has been alleged that certain Kenmore ovens pose a fire hazard, with several consumers reporting that their ranges have caught fire, causing property damage.
If you own a 2011 - 2015 Kia vehicle and your sunroof spontaneously exploded or burst, you may be able to participate in a lawsuit against the car manufacturer.
Attorneys are investigating potential class action lawsuits on behalf of drivers who had to replace or repair melted dashboards in their vehicles.
Consumers who purchased a Sears Craftsman lawnmower which caught fire may have legal recourse to seek compensation for property loss and any other resulting damages.
Attorneys have received inside information that a possible defect in certain Troy-Bilt pressure washers is causing the machines to stall or lose pressure during use.
Reports have surfaced that several leading brands of gas and electric water heaters are defective and may leak, catch fire or otherwise fail.
Attorneys are investigating potential lawsuits on behalf of individuals whose washing machine hoses leaked and caused water damage to their properties.
Nissan is facing a class action lawsuit that alleges the continuously variable transmissions (CVTs) in its 2013 and 2014 Pathfinders are dangerous and defective.
Attorneys are investigating potential lawsuits on behalf of consumers who had their windshields replaced.
The maker of Rain-X has been hit with a class action lawsuit alleging it deceived consumers by indicating its windshield washer fluid was suitable for use in all mass-produced vehicles when it wasn't.
ClassAction.org wants to hear from anyone whose panoramic sunroof spontaneously exploded or shattered for no reason. We have reason to believe that exploding sunroofs are an industry-wide problem and want to help consumers take action.
ClassAction.org is investigating a rising number of complaints from CarMax customers who say the used car chain sold them lemons. We've looked through dozens of complaints posted online from consumers who say the cars they purchased were defective or had been in accidents.
For these matters, a lawsuit has been filed. Depending on the details of the case, you may need to contact the attorney that has filed the lawsuit. If you contact us in regard to active litigation, we will attempt to forward your inquiry to the attorney who is actively filing these cases. A member of his or her staff may contact you to gather additional information.
The attorneys working on active litigations are gathering information to determine whether lawsuits can be filed. They want to hear from consumers like you to assist in their investigations. If you contact us regarding a case that is under investigation, we may forward your inquiry to the attorney who is handling the investigation. A member of his or her staff may contact you to gather additional information.