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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.
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.
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.
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.
Hair loss drug Propecia has reportedly been linked to erectile dysfunction and other sexual side effects which can last months or years after stopping use of the drug. Prostate cancer and male breast cancer have also been reported among patients taking Propecia.
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.
Women across the country have filed lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson alleging that the company's talcum powders can cause ovarian cancer when used near the genitals.
Lawsuits are being filed on behalf of patients who took fluoroquinolone antibiotic drugs, such as Levaquin or Avelox, and developed a specific type of nerve damage known as peripheral neuropathy.
If you used Bravelle between March 2014 and October 2015, you may be able to file a lawsuit against the maker of the fertility drug for the money you spent on in-vitro fertilization (IVF) and intrauterine insemination (IUI) treatments.
Abilify users are filing lawsuits alleging that the drug caused them to develop compulsive gambling habits and that the drug's maker is legally responsible. The suits claim that Bristol-Myers Squibb failed to adequately test the drug and failed to warn patients and doctors about this side effect.
Across the country, women who received Taxotere during chemotherapy are filing lawsuits saying that they permanently lost their hair because of the drug. They're seeking compensation from the manufacturer for mental suffering, therapy bills and their inability to return to work.
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are investigating whether class action lawsuits can be filed on behalf of people who were injured by the migraine patch Zecuity. Reports have surfaced that the patch can cause burns, rashes, scarring and other serious side effects.
The attorneys are investigating potential claims on behalf of consumers who purchased fish oil dietary supplements. It is believed that some manufacturers are mislabeling their fish oil supplements and misleading consumers.
Attorneys have reason to believe that many glucosamine supplements don't contain any glucosamine sulfate at all. They want to determine whether class action lawsuits can be filed – but first need to speak with people who bought the products.
Attorneys have reason to believe products were sold with a far lower amount of hypericin – the active ingredient in St. John's Wort – than the products' labels claimed. These St. John's Wort supplements advertised that they contained .9 mg of hypericin. Independent lab tests, however, show less.
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org have reason to believe garcinia cambogia supplements don't live up to their advertised claims regarding fat burning, appetite control and weight loss.
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.
Attorneys looking to push the litigation involving Essure forward need to speak with any woman who was implanted with the permanent birth control device and suffered serious complications.
The attorneys working with ClassAction.org are investigating potential lawsuits on behalf of patients who were implanted with any metal-on-metal hip replacements manufactured by Biomet, DePuy, Smith & Nephew, Stryker, and Wright Medical.
Patients who were implanted with DePuy Orthopaedics' Pinnacle Acetabular Cup System and suffered from hip implant failure or other complications may have legal recourse.
Hundreds of lawsuits have been filed over injuries connected to retrievable inferior vena cava (IVC) filters made by C.R. Bard and Cook Medical. The suits say the devices are "defective and unreasonably dangerous" and seek compensation for patients who suffered complications from the filters.
The Wright Conserve hip replacement has been linked to metallosis and other side effects associated with metal-on-metal hip implants.
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.
Robocalls to cellphones and landlines are generally prohibited unless the consumer has provided their express consent to receive these automatic dialer, pre-recorded calls.
Consumers who received unsolicited text messages may be entitled to compensation, as federal law bans text messages sent without the recipients' consent.
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org would like to speak with any California resident who was charged automatically for an ongoing product or service. California has strict laws regarding what companies can and cannot do when it comes to recurring charges and a number of major companies.
Independent lab testing has shown that certain aloe products sold under the CVS and Fruit of the Earth brand names have little to no aloe in them – and some may even contain propylene glycol, which is a form of anti-freeze.
If you live in CA and believe a company recorded a phone call without your consent, attorneys working with ClassAction.org want to hear from you. The aforementioned attorneys are investigating whether certain business are breaking state law by illegally recording conversations with their customers.
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org would like to hear from anyone who bought a product made by Nestlé that was marked with the company's "No GMO Ingredients" label. They have reason to believe the products were falsely labeled and marketed.
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org have opened an investigation into Vantel Pearls. Consumers have reported that their shipments have been delayed and that the jewelry is low quality, worthless and sometimes breaking within two to three uses.
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.
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are investigating whether a defect is behind certain problems with pressure cookers made by Tristar, Maxi-Matic and Cuisinart, among others.
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org have opened up an investigation into multiple products sold under the Nutribullet name. They are trying to determine whether the products were defectively designed or manufactured in light of complaints that the products' blades can break, chip or crack.
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.
If you had to undergo a background check and didn't get the job or apartment you were looking for because of it, you may be able to file a lawsuit against the company that ran the report or the company you applied to for work.
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.
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.
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 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.
It is illegal for employers to force waiters, waitresses, bartenders and other service employees to share their tips with non-tipped employees.
Several lawsuits have been filed on behalf of students and other young workers who were hired as "unpaid interns" in lieu of paid employees.
If you live in California and you've worked more than six days in a row without extra pay, you may be able to start a class action lawsuit. CVS has already paid out $7.4 million to 1,600 pharmacists who said they didn't get overtime for their 7th consecutive workday.
A number of companies have been sued in California for failing to provide their workers with accurate wage statements. The lawsuits claim the paystubs were missing important information – such as the total number of hours worked and hourly pay rates – and that this violates state labor law.
If you feel you're performing the same work as your male counterparts but are getting paid less, you may be able to take legal action. Despite strict requirements from the decades-old Equal Pay Act (EPA), some companies are still refusing to pay their female employees fairly.
If you travel between jobsites for work and you're not being paid for this time, ClassAction.org wants to hear from you. A number of companies have been hit with lawsuits alleging that they're cheating employees out of pay – and overtime wages – by failing to compensate their workers for drive time.
If you've been misclassified from exempt to non-exempt, it's possible that you may have been cheated out of overtime wages for the past few years. Thousands of employees are receiving letters or otherwise being notified that they're being reclassified from exempt to non-exempt.
A number of lawsuits have been filed on behalf of employees who worked off the clock – and didn't get paid for it. Generally, under wage and hour law, all time spent working must be paid, even if that work is being performed before an employee's shift starts or after it ends.
A number of companies in California have been sued for failing to follow work break laws. The lawsuits have accused employers of failing to properly pay employees who worked through their meal periods and failing to provide breaks altogether.
Dozens of class action lawsuits have been filed by independent contractors who say they're actually employees under the law.
California labor law prohibits employers from taking away earned but unused vacation days, therefore making use-it-or-lose-it vacation policies illegal.
Lawsuits are being filed on behalf of employees who say their overtime pay rates aren't being calculated properly and that they're missing out on wages as a result. They claim their employers are leaving out additional forms of compensation, such as bonuses, when calculating their regular pay rates.
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are investigating whether class action lawsuits can be filed on behalf of employees who are required to be "on call" for work. Lawsuits have been filed against retailers who make their employees clear their personal personal schedules for "on call" shifts.
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are investigating lawsuits on behalf of employees who were illegally denied the prevailing wage in their state while working on public contract assignments.
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are investigating the pay practices of companies across the country. They have reason to believe some companies are illegally denying their employees pay for time spent in training. Only in certain circumstances should training time go unpaid.
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."
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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
ClassAction.org is investigating whether real estate appraisers who weren't paid overtime can start a class action lawsuit. We have reason to believe a number of companies have misclassified their staff appraisers as "exempt" from overtime pay.
If you work in the hospitality industry as a waiter, bartender or other food service employee, ClassAction.org wants to hear from you. We have reason to believe some hotels, banquet halls and resorts may be ripping off their workers by pocketing service charges.
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are investigating the pay practices of public and school transportation companies across the country. They have reason to believe that some companies may not be paying their bus drivers for pre- and post-shift work.
ClassAction.org wants to hear from current and former ramp agents for Skywest Airlines to learn more about the company's pay practices. We have reason to suspect the airline may be breaking federal law when it comes to paying overtime.
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 work or have worked as a financial advisor trainee and you weren't paid overtime, ClassAction.org wants to hear from you. Allegations have surfaced that some banks are misclassifying these employees.
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.
Lawsuits are now being filed on behalf of police officers who allege that they did not receive proper overtime wages.
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are investigating whether travel nurses are getting paid properly for their overtime hours. They have reason to believe some hospitals may be shortchanging nurses on their pay and are trying to figure out whether class action lawsuits can be filed.
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are interested in hearing from supermarket managers who weren't paid time-and-a-half wages when working more than 40 hours per week. They have reason to believe that some chains aren't complying with federal and state labor laws when paying their managers.
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are investigating whether class action lawsuits can be filed against companies that fail to pay overtime wages to their medical insurance case managers.
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are investigating whether class action lawsuits can be filed against companies who don't pay their merchandisers overtime. Over the past several years, a number of businesses have been sued after misclassifying their merchandisers as exempt.
If you work or have worked as a park ranger and weren't paid for time spent donning and doffing your uniform, attorneys working with ClassAction.org would like to speak to you about your rights.
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org would like to speak with anyone who applied for a job with the United States Postal Service (USPS) between January 2015 and October 2015. They have reason to believe the government agency ran illegal background checks on job applicants during this time.
Attorneys have reason to believe that some casinos are breaking federal law by not paying overtime wages to these employees. A number of class action lawsuits have already been filed to help workers collect their unpaid wages.
A number of lawsuits have been filed against insurance companies over allegations that they're not paying their investigators properly. GEICO has already been sued – and now courts are beginning to rule in favor of the investigators.
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org would like to speak with fire captains and investigators about how they're being paid. The attorneys have reason to believe that some fire and rescue departments are illegally denying these employees time-and-a-half wages when they work overtime.
If you purchased an Indexed Universal life insurance policy, ClassAction.org wants to hear from you. We have reason to believe that some companies, including AXA Equitable and Pacific Life, may have used misleading financial return illustrations when selling their permanent life insurance policies.
ClassAction.org wants to hear from anyone who submitted a claim to their homeowners' insurance and received a "loss draft" check following a fire, flood, hurricane or other catastrophic event. We have reason to believe some banks are docking homeowners' loss draft checks for inspection fees.
Allegations have surfaced that some investment companies are charging excessive fees and providing no useful services to their investors in return. In light of these claims, attorneys working with ClassAction.org are looking to talk to anyone who owns any of the S&P 500 funds listed here.
Reports have surfaced that some life insurance companies are engaging in secretive transactions – often through shell and offshore companies – to manipulate the appearance of their financial health to the public. Attorneys are now looking into whether class action lawsuits can be filed.
If you placed a loved one in a continuing care retirement community and had to transfer him or her to assisted living or skilled nursing care, it's possible that you may have paid more than you should have.
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are investigating whether a handful of companies and their 401(k) providers have breached the fiduciary duty owed to employees who put money in their 401(k) plans.
If you had a problem with your credit report, attorneys working with ClassAction.org may be able to help. They're offering to review people's credit reports, free of charge, to help determine whether the company that ran or ordered the report broke the law.
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org have opened an investigation into potentially illegal and widespread practices in the payday loan industry. As part of their investigation, they're asking to hear from anyone who took out one of these loans. Read on for more.
Force placed insurance lawsuits are claiming that lenders are taking advantage of their ability to force place insurance on consumers, buying over-priced and excessive coverage on behalf of borrowers who are left no choice but to pay the high costs of the policy.
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.
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 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 working with ClassAction.org are investigating whether lawsuits can be filed against some of the country's leading toilet fill valve manufacturers, including Fluidmaster. They have reason to believe that some companies' fill valves may be defective.
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org have opened an investigation into cross-linked polyethylene (PEX) piping. They have reason to believe a number of major manufacturers can be sued for selling defective products in light of a growing number of complaints that the tubing and fittings can crack.
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org would like to hear from commercial property managers, engineers and others who own or operate properties on which Victaulic's 608 butterfly valves have been installed. They're investigating whether the valves suffer from a manufacturing and/or design defect.
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.
Consumers who experienced problems with their dishwashers may be able to participate in a class action lawsuit to recover financial compensation.
It has been alleged that certain Electrolux washers contain a defect which cause the machines to overflow.
It has been alleged that certain General Electric (GE) washing machines contain a defect which causes them to overflow intermittently.
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org have started an investigation into Kenmore ovens sold by Sears. They have reason to believe that some of the ovens may contain a design and/or manufacturing defect that causes them to catch on fire.
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.
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.
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.
If your Samsung washing machine leaked, ClassAction.org wants to hear from you. The attorneys we work with sent us inside information that suggests a design defect in the machines is causing them to leak from the bottom.
A class action lawsuit has been filed alleging that a defect in the tire pressure monitoring systems in 2008-2011 Chrysler and Dodge minivans can cause the tires to release air without warning.
Volkswagen has been hit with a number of class action lawsuits alleging that the company duped consumers by selling "environmentally friendly" diesel engine cars that, according to reports, emit up to 40 times the permitted level of nitrogen oxide.
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are investigating whether a class action lawsuit can be filed on behalf of Hyundai owners who experienced problems with the paint on their cars. They've read through dozens of complaints from Hyundai owners who say the paint "bubbled" or peeled off their cars.
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are investigating whether a class action lawsuit can be filed on behalf of 2014-2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee owners who had their vehicles roll away unexpectedly. Dozens of complaints have surfaced that the cars can roll away after being put in park.
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are investigating whether a class action lawsuit can be filed on behalf of 2015-2016 Ford F150 owners and lessees who experienced failure or other problems with their brakes.
Attorneys would like to speak with anyone who owns a Jeep Wrangler and experienced problems with the heater and/or air conditioner. It is believed that a manufacturing defect may be causing the cars' heating and cooling systems not to work, resulting in costly repair bills for drivers.
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.