Did You Suffer Harm from the PharMerica Data Breach?
To open this issue, attorneys are again looking to hear from consumers affected by the PharMerica data breach announced earlier this year. If you got a letter back in May, you’ll want to check out our first story.
From there, we have a new investigation into certain insurance providers following reports that some Medicare Advantage patients are being denied full rehabilitative care due to faulty AI, an ongoing lawsuit involving recalled CVS eyedrops and allegations that certain Snuggle fabric softener is being falsely advertised. Keep reading for the latest.
Back in May, PharMerica announced that an unauthorized third party had gained access to its computer systems and obtained patients’ highly sensitive data – including their names, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, medication lists and health insurance information. As part of an ongoing investigation, attorneys would like to hear from those who’ve since suffered harm because of their information being exposed. If you received notice of the breach and believe you were negatively affected by the incident, head over to this page to learn more.
Were you or a family member denied full rehabilitative care following a hospital stay as a Medicare Advantage policyholder? If so, you aren’t alone. Reports have surfaced that some health insurance companies may be using a flawed algorithm to determine how soon they can feasibly cut off care for seniors who need additional recovery following a serious injury or illness, rather than basing this decision on doctors’ recommendations and individual patient needs. If you or a family member had to go out of pocket or end rehabilitative care early because a UnitedHealthcare (sometimes branded as AARP), Humana or BlueCross BlueShield Medicare Advantage plan would no longer cover it, read more here.
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Ultra Snuggle liquid fabric softener is advertised as being able to do 120 loads of laundry with a 96-fluid-ounce container – but a proposed class action is claiming that, in reality, there’s nowhere near enough of the product to meet that promise. The suit relays that despite the front label’s prominent claim that the product is sufficient for 120 loads, a tiny, diamond-shaped mark next to this claim refers consumers to a “multi-step maze of fine-print” on the back label that reveals that this number can be achieved only when doing “regular” loads as measured to “slightly below line 1” on the cap. You can read up on the allegations here.
In October, several CVS-brand eyedrops were recalled over possible bacterial contamination – and now, a proposed class action has been filed claiming that consumers received an unreasonably dangerous product instead of a safe and sterile one. Nine over-the-counter CVS eyedrop products were included in the recall, and the FDA warned consumers to immediately stop using the affected items due to the risk of eye infections that could cause partial vision loss or blindness, the filing states. This page has a breakdown of the allegations being made, as well as a list of affected CVS products.
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