Labor Protection

D.C. Paid Sick Leave

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The arrival of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Washington D.C. raises many questions for workers throughout the District, including about taking leave. D.C. workers should know their rights. The District of Columbia Accrued Safe and Sick Leave Act (ASSLA) requires employers to provide D.C. workers paid time off when dealing with medical and other related conditions. […]

Consumer Protection

Pharmacy Chain Prescription Error

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Migliaccio & Rathod LLP is currently investigating pharmacy chains such as CVS Health and Walgreens Co. for endangerment of patient safety due to systemic understaffing and unreasonable performance metrics. Pharmacy chains dispense approximately 70% of prescriptions nationwide, with billions filled each year. Yet overworked pharmacists fear their chaotic work conditions expose patients to the possibility […]

Environmental

Ethylene Oxide Emissions Investigation

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Migliaccio & Rathod LLP is currently investigating chemical plants across the United States that emit ethylene oxide into the air, despite the known public health risks of doing so. Ethylene oxide is commonly used as a sterilizing agent for medical equipment, and as an intermediate in chemical manufacturing. Although long considered hazardous, the Environmental Protection […]

Data Breach

Health Quest Data Breach Investigation

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Migliaccio & Rathod is currently investigating a data breach involving Health Quest and its parent company, Nuvance Health. First reported last year on May 31, 2019, the company’s initial disclosure stated that a phishing incident allowed unauthorized access to employee emails, and patients’ sensitive information, to include names, provider names, dates of treatment and diagnosis […]