VisionQuest Eyecare Faces Class Action Lawsuit Over Data Breach

Cohen & Malad, LLP filed a class action lawsuit against VisionQuest Eyecare in Greenwood, Indiana, for failing to secure sensitive customer information stored in its computer database. Personal identification information and protected health information of over 85,000 patients was accessed by cyberthieves sometime before January 22, 2017 according to the lawsuit. This information includes names,… Continue Reading »

City of Indianapolis Hires Cohen & Malad, LLP to Pursue Opioid Litigation

Mayor Joe Hogsett announced that the Consolidated City of Indianapolis hired Cohen & Malad, LLP to pursue legal action against opioid manufacturers and distributors. The mayor stated at an October 5, 2017 press conference that this legal action is an additional resource for the city in the fight against the opioid addiction epidemic sweeping across… Continue Reading »

FDA Issues Warning for Invokana Amputation Risk

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a drug safety announcement on May 16, 2017 that the type 2 diabetes medicine canagliflozin (Invokana, Invokamet, Invokamet XR) causes an increased risk of leg and foot amputations.  The announcement was based on new data from two large clinical trials.   As a result of the data from… Continue Reading »

Credit Reporting Agency Equifax Hit by Hackers: 143 Million People Compromised

Equifax reported a major data breach affecting as many as 143 million people (nearly half the U.S. population) occurred between mid-May and July 2017. The company stated cyberthieves accessed personal information including names, social security numbers, birth dates, addresses, and some driver’s license information. The company also stated the credit card account numbers of nearly… Continue Reading »

DePuy Synthes Elbow Replacement Recall

Johnson & Johnson subsidiary DePuy Synthes issued a recall of its Radial Head Prosthesis System, an elbow joint replacement device, after a number of device failures were reported to the FDA. Patients may experience serious injury including bone loss, bone fracture, soft tissue damage and pain as a result of the failure of this elbow replacement… Continue Reading »

Zenith Alpha Thoracic Endovascular Graft Recalled Due to Potential for Dangerous Blood Clots

The FDA announced a Class I recall for Cook Medical’s Zenith Alpha thoracic endovascular graft after the manufacturer stated blood clots may form inside the device. The endovascular graft is a device used  to repair blunt traumatic aortic injury (BTAI), which is defined as a tear or rupture in the main blood vessel that leads… Continue Reading »

Johnson & Johnson Ordered to Pay $417M to Woman Diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer

A jury in Los Angeles, California ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $417 million in damages to a woman who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer after using Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder for feminine hygiene for decades. The lawsuit alleged that Johnson & Johnson failed to warn women about increased risks for ovarian cancer linked… Continue Reading »

Cohen & Malad, LLP Investigates Toyota Sienna Minivan Safety Complaints

Cohen & Malad, LLP attorneys are investigating claims for owners of Toyota Sienna minivans where the sliding door can open while the minivan is moving which puts them and their passengers at risk for serious injury. Toyota Motor North America, Inc. issued a recall of approximately 744,000 2011 – 2016 Model Toyota Sienna vehicles for… Continue Reading »

Cohen & Malad, LLP Attorneys Investigate Citizens Gas Customer Charges for Line Repair Service Plans

Cohen & Malad, LLP attorneys are investigating claims from Citizens Gas customers in Indiana who state they have charges for line repair service plans on their bills. The charge appears as “UtilityShield” on the monthly billing statement. If you or someone you know is a customer of Citizens Gas and has a charge for UtilityShield… Continue Reading »

Cohen & Malad, LLP Files Class Action Lawsuit Against Nicor for Slipping Charges Onto Vectren Bills

Cohen & Malad, LLP filed a class action lawsuit against Nicor Energy Services Company for slipping charges onto Hoosier customers’ utility bills for unnecessary and worthless repair plans.  The class action lawsuit alleges that Nicor’s relationship with Indiana public utility company Vectren allows it to use Vectren’s logo, color scheme, and billing statements to charge… Continue Reading »