Product Defect

Valsartan Carcinogenic Contaminants Investigation

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Migliaccio & Rathod LLP has filed a class action lawsuit against certain manufacturers of Valsartan, an angiotensin II receptor blocker used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure. The Food and Drug Administration issued a recall of Valsartan because it contained significant levels of N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA)—a probable human carcinogen—the long-term exposure of which increases […]

Deceptive Trade Practice

Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon Power Steering Defect Investigation

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Migliaccio & Rathod LLP is currently investigating General Motors over whether their recall of 2015-2016 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon trucks included enough vehicles. In 2016, GM recalled roughly 3,000 trucks over a power steering failure that made turning the vehicle’s wheels difficult. Owners report that the power steering would fail while they were in […]

Civil Rights

Nonconsensual Pelvic Exam Investigation

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Migliaccio & Rathod LLP is currently investigating the practice of performing pelvic examinations on anaesthetized patients. Women who were scheduled for a surgical procedure report being informed or otherwise learning —after the anesthetic has worn off—that a pelvic exam had been performed on them. These exams are incredibly intrusive and involve probing the woman’s vagina […]

Product Defect

Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e Blocked Wi-Fi Investigation

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Migliaccio & Rathod LLP is investigating the Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e for a design defect that easily blocks the device’s Wi-Fi signal. Users report that the tablet’s Wi-Fi receiver, seemingly located on the top left corner when held in portrait or bottom left when in landscape, loses connection or strength when a hand covers that […]

Deceptive Trade Practice

AARP Medigap Insurance Overcharge Investigation

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Migliaccio & Rathod LLP is currently investigating AARP for allegedly collecting commission payments disguised as royalty fees. AARP collects a 4.95% “royalty” fee on the Medigap policies that it administers in collaboration with UnitedHealth Group and UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company. A current lawsuit, Krukas v. AARP et al, 1:18-cv-01124-BAH (D.D.C.), alleges that AARP’s administration and provision […]

Deceptive Trade Practice

Excessive Medical Fees Class Action Investigation

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Migliaccio & Rathod LLP is investigating potentially “unconscionable” or excessive fees for medical services charged in the District of Columbia by large health care providers such as MedStar Health. Recent studies have found that the prices for common exams and routine procedures vary wildly between offices separated by only a few miles. The Washington Post […]

Product Defect

Ford F-350 Tire Valve Stem Leaks Investigation

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Migliaccio & Rathod LLP is currently investigating the 2016-2018 Ford F-350 trucks for leaking valve stems that deflate the vehicle’s tires and corrode the aluminum rim. At issue are the differences in the materials used between the rim and Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensor (TPMS)—aluminum for the rim, steel for the TPMS. Ford owners report that […]

Deceptive Trade Practice

Excessive Overdraft Fees Class Action Investigation

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Migliaccio & Rathod LLP is investigating overdraft and improper interest charges by banks and credit card companies on customers’ accounts. Affected customers allege that their banks use a series of techniques that push customer accounts into overdraft, allowing for the charging and collecting of overdraft fees. Deposited checks, for example, may not be processed in […]