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  • Bringing a Pyramid Scheme Lawsuit May Involve Suing Software Companies

    Multi-level marketing (MLM) businesses have gained popularity as more people seek side income and work from home opportunities. MLM is a legitimate business strategy, involving the sale of goods or services by some companies. However, many pyramid schemes masquerade as MLMs while luring in unsuspecting individuals and robbing them of their savings. If you're a victim of a pyramid scheme, legal action may be your only option to recover your losses. In the past, pyramid scheme lawsuits tended to...


    Posted by Richard Console 11/06/2023
  • Patients Question the Safety of the Bard PowerPort

    Bard PowerPort is a medical device designed to rapidly administer medications through a catheter. Numerous patients have reported problems since the device's introduction, including issues with materials breaking, catheter dislodgement, and fracturing, which have resulted in serious health risks. Consequently, many injured patients are now pursuing product liability claims against the manufacturer of the Bard PowerPort. If you have been injured due to a healthcare provider using a defective Ba...


    Posted by Richard Console 11/03/2023
  • Legislators Express Concerns Regarding Worker Safety in Amazon Warehouses

    U.S. lawmakers have turned their attention to Amazon and its top leadership, posing inquiries about the negligence in safeguarding its warehouse staff. Over the past decade, the frequency of injuries sustained by Amazon warehouse employees has remained disturbingly high. In 2022, for instance, there were 6.6 severe injuries for every 100 Amazon workers. This is twice the rate of injuries among warehouse workers in general. Employees of Amazon who have suffered severe injuries while on the job ...


    Posted by Richard Console 11/01/2023
  • Popular Weight-Loss Drug May Be Linked to Stomach Paralysis

    Many patients have come out with reports of serious side effects after they've taken Ozempic and/or Wegovy. These reports have linked the weight loss drugs in question to gastroparesis, also known as stomach paralysis. This is a serious medical condition that can continue to flare up for months and years after you stop taking Ozempic.  If you've taken Ozempic and Wegowy and believe you've suffered adverse side effects, you might have grounds for a lawsuit. Every manufacturer has a legal d...


    Posted by Richard Console 10/28/2023
  • Console & Associates, P.C.: Temple University Health System, Inc. Data Breach Investigation Reveals More than 430k Affected

    Temple University Health System, Inc. (“Temple Health”) has recently reported a data breach impacting 430k people. On September 15th, 2023, the company filed a notice with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights indicating as much. This came after the company discovered that an unauthorized actor had been able to access sensitive information the company holds. For now, it's unclear what types of data the incident has compromised.  As the Temple Health ...


    Posted by Richard Console 10/11/2023
  • Console & Associates, P.C.: Possible McLaren Health Care Data Breach, Ransomware Attack Impacts Up to 2.5 Million Patients

    On October 3, 2023, the infamous ransomware gang ALPHV/BlackCat (BlackCat) announced it had breached the servers of McLaren Health Care Corporation (“McLaren”). While the ongoing McLaren data breach investigation has yet to confirm many details, BlackCat claimed to have stolen 6 TB of data. This could mean a data breach impacting as many as 2.5 million patients, potentially impacting sensitive information such as Social Security numbers. As the situation develops, McLaren will announce the ...


    Posted by Richard Console 10/05/2023
  • Console & Associates, P.C.: Finding Justice in Court After IVF Malpractice

    Going through fertility treatment is a challenging, emotionally fraught process that involves all sorts of invasive procedures and medications. Despite the difficulty, the prospect of finally achieving pregnancy and having a new child can make it all seem worth it. That makes it all the more important that doctors do their job as well as possible, and it makes fertility clinic negligence all the more tragic.    As our post on fertility negligence says, someone who believes they’re...


    Posted by Richard Console 09/27/2023
  • Console & Associates, P.C.: Financial Institution Service Corp. (FISC) Data Breach Impacts 750k

    Financial Institution Service Corp. (“FISC”) has come forward as another victim of the MOVEit data breach. The wider MOVEit breach has impacted tens of millions of consumers, and the FISC reports adds 750k of its own consumers to that figure. While the original breach occurred from May 30 - May 31, 2023, FISC first filed a data breach notice with the Attorney General of Maine on 22 September, 2023. This notice discusses how an unauthorized party gained access to consumer financial account i...


    Posted by Richard Console 09/26/2023
  • Ditropan Lawsuits Related to Alleged Dementia Risk

    All medications on the market undergo a series of tests before their approval. Not only does this ensure their safety, but it also helps doctors understand potential side effects and prescribe medication responsibly. Sometimes, drug manufacturers fail to properly conduct these tests or otherwise don’t provide the public with accurate information.  This is once again the case with the drug Ditropan, which multiple studies have linked to increased dementia risk among elderly patients. As ...


    Posted by Richard Console 09/25/2023
  • Console & Associate, P.C.: Data Breach at Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services Impacts 1.2 Million (Update)

    The Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services (“DMAS”) reported a data breach on September 18, 2023. This new filing with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (“HHS-OCR”) is DMAS’ second filing with the organization this year. As it stands, it’s unclear if this notice is a follow-up to the previous breach, or a new incident altogether. The most recent listing reports that the incident has leaked data relating to more than 1,229,333 people...


    Posted by Richard Console 09/25/2023
  • Know Your Rights After a CoolSculpting Injury

    CoolSculpting has become increasingly popular as a non-invasive method to remove fat from the body. However, several risks have increasingly come to light that undermine the promises. Despite CoolSculpting being cast as a completely safe way to achieve targeted fat reduction, it can result in frostbite, nerve damage, or even cause your body to build deposits of hard fat. If you suffered adverse effects from CoolSculpting, you can contact the law firm of Console & Associates for a free produ...


    Posted by Richard Console 09/11/2023
  • Console & Associates, P.C.: Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Confirms MOVEit Vulnerability Resulted in Data Breach Affecting Over 950k Residents

    The local government of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, has publicized itself as another victim of the MOVEit data breach. The breach occurred late in May 2023, and on July 28, 2023, the county filed a notice of data breach with the Attorney General of Maine. According to the report, an unauthorized individual was able to access the names and Social Security numbers of as many as 950,000 Allegheny County residents. After completing the Allegheny County data breach investigation, the local gove...


    Posted by Richard Console 08/03/2023
  • Console & Associates, P.C.: Early Reports Indicate Possible SAIS Data Breach, Up to 680k Impacted

    The Southern Association of Independent Schools, Inc., also known as SAIS may have experienced a significant data breach. The association hasn’t confirmed the reports, but if the reports are true then it would mean that teachers, students, and many others would have their personal information compromised. If you’re associated with SAIS, watch your mail closely for a data breach notification letter in case they verify the leak. There are many different risks involved with a data breach depe...


    Posted by Richard Console 08/03/2023
  • Console & Associates, P.C.: MOVEit Vulnerability Results in TIAA Data Breach Impacting 2.6 Million People

    The Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America, also known as TIAA, has suffered a major data breach. The news comes from a notice of data breach the organization filed with the Attorney General of Maine on July 14, 2023. According to the details of the notice, this is another breach related to the MOVEit file transfer program. While TIAA’s network was not breached, one of its vendors used the MOVEit tool and suffered from a day-zero vulnerability in May. According to the TIAA data...


    Posted by Richard Console 07/25/2023
  • Console & Associates, P.C.: 1st Source Bank Confirms Data Breach Related to MOVEit Software

    The MOVEit vulnerability of May 2023 has affected many major companies and compromised the data of tens of millions of consumers, and now 1st Source Bank has joined the ranks. According to a statement on July 10, 2023, 1st Source reported that it’s begun an investigation into a data breach stemming from a vulnerability in the MOVEit secure file transfer tool. The 1st Source data breach investigation is still ongoing, and there aren’t many details to go on. However, more details about the s...


    Posted by Richard Console 07/25/2023
  • Console & Associates, P.C.: Tampa General Hospital Data Breach Affects 1.2 Million Patients

    Tampa General Hospital (“TGH”) reported that roughly 1.2 million of its patients had their data leaked in a major cyberattack. According to a post on their website dated to July 19, 2023, TGH lists types of data leaked including names, Social Security numbers, various forms of personal information, and different types of important medical data. Upon completing its internal TGH data breach investigation, the hospital began sending out data breach notification letters to those affected. If y...


    Posted by Richard Console 07/25/2023
  • Console & Associates, P.C.: Milliman Solutions, LLC Notifies Over 1.2 Million of Third-Party Data Breach Involving File-Transfer Program MOVEit

    Milliman Solutions, LLC has reportedly become the latest victim of the MOVEit data breach. The MOVEit secure file transfer protocol had a serious day-one vulnerability in May 2023, and this has compromised numerous major companies as well as the data of several million consumers. This leak includes Social Security numbers, as well as names. On July 17th, 2023, the conclusion of the internal Milliman data breach investigation led to the company reporting the details of the breach to the Attorne...


    Posted by Richard Console 07/21/2023
  • HCA Healthcare Data Breach Impacts 11 Million Patients

    HCA Healthcare, Inc. notified the public of a data security incident on its website on July 10, 2023. This notice explained that an unauthorized individual had accessed a vast array of data including names, addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, and more. After completing the internal HCA data breach investigation, the company began sending letters to all 11 million victims. If you receive a data breach letter from HCA Healthcare, read it carefully. From there, call the law firm of Cons...


    Posted by Richard Console 07/12/2023
  • Car Accident Insurance Claim Settlements: What Should You Expect?

    Another driver caused your car accident due to negligent behavior. You know that you have grounds to file a claim against the liable driver’s insurance. However, figuring out what to accept as part of a car accident insurance claim settlement, including what you should expect through the claim process, can leave many accident victims confused. What does a car accident insurance claim settlement look like? Learn more:


    Posted by Ben J Bingham Esq 07/11/2023
  • Do I Have a Viable Slip and Fall Case in Nevada?

    Suffering injuries in a slip and fall accident often leaves you struggling. You may struggle to get around as well as you normally would, or you might struggle to take care of your own chores or even go to work. If you slipped and fell on someone else’s property, especially in a place of business, you may have grounds to file a personal injury claim that could help pay your bills and manage your finances while you recover from your injuries. Learn more:


    Posted by Joseph L Benson II, Esq 07/11/2023