After a recall in 2020 and a number of reported failures, attorneys are looking into whether a defect is plaguing certain cochlear implants from Advanced Bionics – and whether lawsuits can be filed because of it. More details below.
From there, we’ll touch on a recent $725 million Facebook settlement that affects those who used the social media platform between May 24, 2007 and December 22, 2022. Plus, attorneys are looking into whether Massachusetts, Illinois, New York, Oregon and Washington Postmates drivers were improperly paid because of their classification as independent contractors instead of employees.
Lastly, we’re reporting on recent news involving the diabetes management app InPen and whether users’ information was unlawfully shared with Google.
Reports have surfaced that certain cochlear implants from Advanced Bionics may be failing at alarming rates, requiring revision surgeries to remove and replace the devices. Attorneys are investigating whether a defect is to blame and, if so, whether lawsuits can be filed. They’re specifically looking into HiRes Ultra and Ultra 3D cochlear implants, the initial versions of which were pulled from the market in 2020 after a growing number of reported failures. A successful lawsuit could provide compensation for medical bills, lost wages and emotional suffering. Even if you are unsure which implant was used, if you or your child experienced failure with a cochlear implant, an attorney can help confirm the medical device used in the procedure. Find out more about the investigation and how you may be able to take action on this page.
If you were a Facebook user in the United States at any time between May 24, 2007 and December 22, 2022, you may be entitled to money from a recent $725 million settlement. The deal was reached to resolve a handful of lawsuits that alleged Facebook shared certain data about users and their friends with third parties, including consulting firm Cambridge Analytica, without permission. If you’re eligible for a piece of the settlement, the amount you’ll receive will depend on how many other people file claims and how long you were a Facebook user during the covered time frame. You can find a link to the official settlement site, as well as additional details, right here – and be sure to get your claim in before the deadline on August 25, 2023.
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You may be included in this settlement if you received written notice that your personal information may have been compromised in a Public Employees Credit Union data breach discovered on April 26, 2022.
If you bought certain tuna products in packages of 40 ounces or more from DOT Foods, Sysco, US Foods, Sam’s Club, Wal-Mart or Costco between June 2011 and December 2016, you may be included in this settlement.
If you drove for Postmates for more than 40 hours in any week during the past three years while living in Massachusetts, Illinois, New York, Oregon or Washington, you may not have been paid properly. It’s been alleged that Postmates misclassifies drivers as independent contractors instead of employees and has therefore deprived them of certain employment benefits, such as minimum and overtime wages. Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are now gathering drivers to take legal action against the company. Specifically, they’re looking to pursue what’s known as mass arbitration, a type of legal technique that’s different from a class action – but also shares some similarities. Those who sign up may have a claim worth $2,000 or more, though nothing is guaranteed. If you’re a Postmates driver who worked more than 40 hours while living in one of the states mentioned above, read up on the situation and join others taking action here.
If you received a notice regarding a recent data privacy incident involving Medtronic and its diabetes management app InPen, attorneys working with ClassAction.org would like to hear from you. According to the letter, certain tracking and authentication tools used in the app may have collected and disclosed to Google certain information about users and their InPen app activity, particularly when logged into their Google accounts while using the app. Information potentially disclosed includes users’ email addresses, phone numbers, IP addresses, InPen usernames and passwords, and certain unique identifiers tied to their InPen accounts or mobile devices. Attorneys are now investigating whether the company broke privacy laws via use of these tools and whether consumers can take action via a class action lawsuit. If you received the letter, a copy of which can be viewed on our investigation page, learn more about what you can do right here.
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