DealFind is a place to get coupons, products and services at discounted rates. But they are under investigation for some consumer and business practices that are unfair to customers. If you are a California resident, please contact us.
Receiving Unwanted Text Messages or Spam Texts?
Spam text messages are illegal in some circumstances.
If you are getting text messages on your phone and you have not given consent, you may be entitled to $500 or more in damages for each text message. Report your experience here.
The Telephone Consumer Protection Act protects consumers from unsolicited text messages where companies advertise their products or services via text messages. If you have not expressly consented to receive the text message, you may have a case. You would also be helping all consumers who are receiving such messages. Recently, such companies as Papa John’s Pizza and Portfolio Recovery Associates have been sued for these practices. Many other companies are sending text messages and consumers are entitled to $500 or more in damages for each text.
CNN Money recently reported, “[T]he ‘Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991, . . . prohibits companies from sending advertisements via text message if consumers haven’t first opted into the service.’”
If you have received spam or unauthorized text messages, please contact us.
Makita Tools and Batteries
Makita manufactures industrial tools used around the world. However, it has been discovered that some of them have defects. If you own a Makita tool or Makita battery that is not operating correctly or has failed to operate correctly, please contact us. We are investigating the batteries used with and sold as part of the tools. So if you have a defective tool or battery, join us, with other consumers who have purchased defective products. There is strength in numbers.
Just for Men Mustache and Beard Dye
It has been reported that users of Just for Men Beard and Mustache Dye have been injured after using the product on their face. The product is used to dye or color facial hair for men. Some users have experienced significant skin reaction after the dye is placed on facial hair areas. If you have suffered damage or reaction to this product, please contact us.
A GPS locating device manufactured by Zoombak may not operate as it is advertised. The device is portable and can be placed in a car or a backpack to keep track of the item. Then, using Zoombak’s location service, the user can locate the item at any time. However, the actual performance of the device and its capabilities may fall far short of consumers’ and users’ expectations. If you have purchased or used a Zoombak, please contact us to discuss your legal options.
LG Home Theatre
Investigation has found that LG’s Home Theater System (model number LHB 975) may contain a defect in the wireless subwoofer and/or rear speakers. Many consumers have complained that their Home Theater Systems continued to have the same issues, even after sending them to LG for repair. If you or someone you know has purchased the LG LHB 975 Home Theater System and experienced similar issues, please contact us to discuss your legal options.
Zofran (ondansetron) – Risk of Abnormal Heart Rhythms
The FDA notified healthcare professionals and patients on September 15, 2011, “[O]f an ongoing safety review and labeling changes for the anti-nausea drug Zofran (ondansetron, ondansetron hydrochloride and generics). Ondansetron may increase the risk of developing prolongation of the QT interval of the electrocardiogram, which can lead to an abnormal and potentially fatal heart rhythm, including Torsade de Pointes. Patients at particular risk for developing Torsade de Pointes include those with underlying heart conditions, such as congenital long QT syndrome, those who are predisposed to low levels of potassium and magnesium in the blood, and those taking other medications that lead to QT prolongation.”
If you have taken Zofran, manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline, please contact us.
DePuy Hip Replacements
The DePuy Hip Replacement Litigation is continuing. People who had the DePuy ASR Hip Replacement have frequently reported the same symptoms which are:
Continuous hip, groin, leg, or low-back pain;
Audible clicking, clacking, or crunching sounds coming from the ASR device;
The sensation that one’s hip is not “in place,” especially when starting a movement, such as standing up or starting to walk;
Decline in ability to do physical activities; and
Increased metabolic activity near the location of the implanted device, as shown on a bone scan.
If you have experienced these symptoms or you have a DePuy Hip Replacement and have problems, please contact us.
Birth Control Pills Containing Drospirenone: Possible Increased Risk of Blood Clots
The FDA is concerned about the potential increased risk of blood clots when using drospirenone-containing birth control pills. The 2011 studies have shown an almost one and one-half increase in the risk of blood clots for women who use these birth control pills.
Brand names of drospirenone-containing products include Yaz (generics Gianvi and Loryna),Yasmin (generics Ocella, Syeda, and Zarah), Beyaz, and Safyral.
Please contact us if you have suffered injury as a result of taking any of these drugs.
Adcetris: FDA Warning
The FDA notified healthcare professionals that cases of a rare but serious brain infection that can result in death have been reported with the lymphoma drug Adcetris (brentuximab vedotin). Due to the serious nature of the infection, a new Boxed Warning highlighting this risk has been added to the drug label. In addition, a new Contraindication warning was added against use of Adcetris with the cancer drug bleomycin due to increased risk of pulmonary (lung) toxicity.
Transvaginal Mesh Implants: FDA Warns of Serious Health Complications
The FDA recently issued a warning to medical professionals regarding serious complications which can arise from the use of surgical mesh implants for pelvic organ prolapse, which happens when organs have trouble staying in place in a woman’s pelvic area. Surgical mesh is made of synthetic material and can be permanently implanted to reinforce weakened tissues and organs in the pelvic area. Complications from transvaginal surgical mesh implants are not rare and mesh implants have not shown to be more effective or safer than traditional non-mesh alternatives. In fact, transvaginal mesh implants been linked to many serious health issues including urinary problems, vaginal scarring, neuro-muscular issues, pain, bleeding, infection, and organ perforation, among other things.
If you have experienced any health issues after receiving a transvaginal mesh implant, please contact us.
Pradaxa May Cause Bleeding and Death
Pradaxa has been associated with internal hemorrhaging, internal bleeding, ulcers, cerebral hemorrhaging, life-threatening bleeding or even death.
The FDA made a safety announcement on December 7, 2011, “The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is evaluating post-marketing reports of serious bleeding events in patients taking Pradaxa (dabigatran etexilate mesylate). Pradaxa is a blood thinning (anticoagulant) medication used to reduce the risk of stroke in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF), the most common type of heart rhythm abnormality.”
If you or someone you know has taken Pradaxa and suffered injury afterwards, please contact us.
Volkswagen Beetle 2003 to 2007 Investigation
We are conducting an investigation involving 2003-2007 Volkswagen Beetle automobiles equipped with a Tiptronic automatic transmission. If you have had problems with this vehicle’s transmission and suffered damages due to replacement or repair costs for the transmission or other related parts and labor, please contact us by clicking here.
Rite Aid Employees
We are investigating cases involving Rite Aid employees who have been injured on the job or who have a disability. If you have previously been employed by Rite Aid or are currently employed and on medical leave, please contact us. Click HERE to contact us.
New England Compounding Center Meningitis Infections
In October 2012, the FDA reported meningitis infections from New England Compounding Center’s products. There is a voluntary recall of the products. Additionally, after further investigation, the FDA reported all products were recalled from this manufacturer. It stated, “As a result of the ongoing investigation of New England Compounding Center (NECC), a patient with possible meningitis potentially associated with epidural injection of an additional NECC product, triamcinolone acetonide, has been identified through active surveillance and reported to FDA. Triamcinolone acetonide is a type of steroid injectable product made by NECC. The cases of meningitis identified to date have been associated with methylprednisolone acetate, another similar steroid injectable product.” Hundreds of products have been recalled. A list of the recalled products can be viewed by clicking here. If you or someone you can help has experienced injury from this, please contact us.