Even in the healthcare industry, there are several companies that seem to prioritize their bottom lines over the goods and services they provide. In this edition of our newsletter, we highlight a couple of cases in the field – one against FIGS, Inc. over its “antimicrobial” scrubs and lab coats and another against USHealth involving marketing campaigns that allegedly violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. Plus, we’ve got the latest on an investigation into possibly misleading refresh rates in TCL TVs and a DoorDash data breach. Read on for more.
FIGS, Inc. is a company that sells medical apparel like scrubs and lab coats – products where the ability to kill bacteria immediately on contact would be incredibly useful. But attorneys working with ClassAction.org have reason to believe that these products don’t live up to the company’s “antimicrobial” claims. In fact, a lawsuit has already been filed alleging that FIGS Inc.’s statements are not only untrue, but also completely unfounded, as the manufacturer has no studies to support its claims. Now, more people who bought the apparel are needed to come forward to help strengthen the litigation. If you purchased scrubs or lab coats from FIGS, let us know here.
The old trope about telemarketers says that they always call right when we’re sitting down for dinner, but with the advent of robocalls and marketing text messages, no time of day is safe. And now, one of the companies reportedly taking advantage of this easy access to our cell phones – USHealth Advisors – is facing the music in the form of a class action lawsuit. The suit claims that USHealth Advisors, LLC and USHealth Group, Inc. have engaged in a marketing campaign that violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act – and it’s looking to recover between $500 and $1,500 per call or text for those who were illegally contacted. If you were called or texted by USHealth without your permission or if you are still being contacted after you asked them to stop, we want to hear about it.
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A television’s refresh rate refers to the number of times per second a unique image is displayed on screen and is usually presented in “Hertz” (Hz). So, a higher refresh rate means better picture quality and, generally, a higher price tag to go along with it. TCL sells TVs advertised as having 120 Hz CMI or “Natural Motion 240,” which could mean the TVs have pretty good picture quality – if those terms meant anything. Attorneys working with ClassAction.org have reason to believe they don’t. In fact, it’s suspected that the true refresh rate of the televisions is only 60Hz, which is far lower than TCL may be leading its customers to believe. If you bought one of these TVs, we have more information for you here.
Another day, another data breach – and a corresponding lawsuit to follow. The latest (that we know of) affects nearly five million people who use DoorDash for their food delivery needs. The class action claims that DoorDash implemented inadequate security measures and failed to keep its customers’ personal information safe, despite touting data security as “one of its primary selling points.” What’s worse, the lawsuit says, is that the breach wasn’t disclosed to customers “for at least five months” during which their information may have been circulated on the Dark Web. The breach may have also exposed the drivers’ license numbers of thousands of the company’s delivery workers. If you want to know more, we’ve got the rest of the details for you here.
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