If you or a family member was injured by a port-a-cath, manufacturing companies may owe you for medical costs and more. It’s believed that the companies who manufacture these devices – which are implanted under the skin in the chest area to deliver chemotherapy, antibiotics, IV nutrition and more – may have known about a serious defect in the products and failed to do anything about it. Attorneys are now investigating whether lawsuits can be filed over the issue.
From there, we’ll take a look at a couple of additional websites that may be illegally sharing the information they gather from users – namely Bloomberg.com and Variety.com – and an ongoing investigation into BCforward over whether the company underpaid its onboarding specialists. Keep reading for the latest in class action news and a handful of new settlements that you may be able to claim.
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org have reason to believe a serious defect may be plaguing multiple port-a-cath products on the market, causing some patients to experience catheter fractures, catheter migration and life-threatening infections. In light of this, attorneys working with ClassAction.org are looking to file lawsuits to help patients and their families recover money for medical expenses, lost earnings, pain and suffering, and funeral costs (in the event of death). They suspect the port manufacturers may have had knowledge of a vulnerability in the catheters – and possible solutions – yet did nothing to redesign the products. It’s worth noting that this matter isn’t being handled on a class action basis because the attorneys believe the injuries associated with the port-a-caths, which are placed under the skin (usually in the chest area) to deliver blood, IV fluids and nutrition, antibiotics, and chemotherapy, are serious enough to warrant individual cases. If you or a family member suffered serious side effects from a port-a-cath, such as infection or fracture of the catheter, and you’re interested in seeking compensation from the manufacturer, learn more about your options on this page.
It’s believed that Bloomberg may have used a tracking tool on its website to record free accountholders' and paid subscribers’ activities – specifically, which videos they watch – and secretly share this data with Facebook, potentially in violation of the federal Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA). Now, attorneys working with ClassAction.org are gathering users with Bloomberg.com accounts to take action against the news media company via a process known as mass arbitration. This is a relatively new legal technique that, like a class action lawsuit, allows a large group of people to take action and seek compensation from a company over an alleged wrongdoing. There are no guarantees as to how much money you will get or whether your claim will be successful. The VPPA, however, provides that companies may be responsible for paying consumers $2,500 for violations of the law. If you subscribe to or have an account with Bloomberg.com, watch videos on the website and also have a Facebook account, find out how you can join others taking action here.
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You may be included in this settlement if you received two or more text messages from Build-a-Bear Workshop within a 12-month period between September 24, 2017 and March 28, 2023 after revoking consent.
If you received a notice from Alacrity Solutions Group stating that your personal information may have been affected by a data breach discovered around March 3, 2021, you may be covered by this settlement.
Many website operators gather data about the people who visit their websites by using an invisible tracking tool called the Meta (formerly known as Facebook) pixel – but sharing certain data about what users are watching is a potential violation of the Video Privacy Protection Act. It’s suspected that Penske Media Corporation (PMC), the owner of Variety.com, may have used the Meta pixel to record certain users' activities – specifically, which videos they watch – and secretly share this data with Facebook. Attorneys are now gathering Variety.com subscribers and newsletter recipients to take action over potential privacy violations. Like the Bloomberg case mentioned in this issue, attorneys are looking to handle these claims via mass arbitration. There are no guarantees, but those who sign up for this process may be able to claim up to $2,500. Learn more about the investigation and how you can join others taking action over on this page.
If you worked as an onboarding specialist for Bucher and Christian Consulting (doing business as BCforward), attorneys have reason to believe you may not have been paid as much as you should have been. These workers were reportedly reclassified as non-exempt employees and had their wages switched from annual salaries to hourly pay, and it’s possible that they were illegally underpaid prior to the reclassification. Specifically, attorneys working with ClassAction.org are investigating whether BCforward onboarding specialists were denied time-and-a-half overtime wages when they worked more than 40 hours per week – and, if so, whether a lawsuit can be filed on their behalf. A successful lawsuit could help current and former onboarding specialists get back any unpaid overtime wages they’re owed. If you worked for BCforward as an onboarding specialist, tell us about it here and you may be able to help get a lawsuit on file.
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