In our top story for this week, we’re taking a look at lawsuits that have been filed on behalf of people who developed cancer after taking recalled batches of the blood pressure drug valsartan. Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are now handling these cases and are reviewing potential claims without any obligation or cost attached. From there, we have an ongoing investigation into claims that a defect in Toyota Highlander fuel tanks is causing poor gas mileage and problems at the pump. Then, we’ll take a look at a recent settlement from Blue Cross Blue Shield and a lawsuit filed against Tesla – over its solar panels this time. Keep reading for the details, as well as the latest in settlement news.
Back in 2018, certain batches of valsartan were recalled after a probable human carcinogen known as NDMA was found – and the recalls only continued over subsequent months. Now, lawsuits are being filed alleging that the manufacturers of the recalled valsartan lots are responsible for the medical bills and other damages of patients who developed cancer as a result of taking the drug. Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are now available to handle these cases and are offering to review potential claims free of charge. Several types of cancer have allegedly been linked to the ingestion of NDMA-contaminated drugs, so for a closer look at the diagnoses that may stem from use of recalled Valsartan, information on how to find out if your medication was in a recalled batch, and an opportunity to learn more about your rights, head on over to this page.
Poor gas milage can be attributed to a number of things, but the answer typically isn’t that the fuel tank simply doesn’t hold as much as you thought. Drivers of 2018-to-present Toyota Highlander hybrid vehicles have been reporting that they’re running on empty sooner than expected and are having trouble filling their gas tanks to full – and attorneys working with ClassAction.org have reason to believe that these problems could be caused by defectively designed gas tanks. If this is the case, a class action lawsuit could potentially be filed to help drivers get money back for loss of vehicle value and even force Toyota to offer a free fix. But before that, attorneys need to speak with people who’ve been having these types of issues. So, if this sounds like something you’ve experienced, share your story with us here.
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If you have health insurance with Blue Cross Blue Shield, you may have gotten an email or postcard in the mail about a recent settlement and had some questions. Is this a scam? What am I supposed to do now? We know the information on these notices can be difficult to digest sometimes, so we put together everything you need to know about this particular settlement to hopefully make things a bit easier for you. First off, the settlement is real and is the result of an antitrust lawsuit alleging that Blue Cross Blue Shield Association and a slew of individual Blue plans agreed not to compete with each other in selling health insurance and administrative services – essentially, they were accused of illegally keeping prices high for everyone. Blue Cross Blue Shield has admitted to no wrongdoing but has agreed to a $2.7 billion deal that will put an end to further litigation. So, if you were wondering about the settlement, or even if this is your first time hearing about it, we have the details for you on this page.
For those who didn’t know (myself included), Tesla has been in the solar panel business since 2016 – but things haven’t exactly been picture perfect for the biggest name in electric cars since it decided to branch out. In a recently filed lawsuit, Tesla has been accused of demanding massive price increases to customers already under contract as a condition of installing its solar roof panel energy systems. According to the lawsuit, Tesla agreed to a contract with two Pennsylvania residents for $46,919 for the purchase and installation of its “Solar Roof” and “Powerwall” energy storage system. But the suit says the company wouldn’t move forward with the work until the homeowners signed a new agreement that came months later – with an egregious price hike. Instead of the contracted quote, Tesla allegedly bumped the cost up to $78,352. The lawsuit looks to cover anyone who had the same experience for a residence in Pennsylvania – and you can read up on the details here.
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