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September 8, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Bangor, ME: Given a widespread dissatisfaction that many consumers have with delays in claims processing on the part of their insurance companies – and dissatisfaction with the insurance industry overall – it comes as little surprise that an insurer such as Aetna is tagged with a rating of a hair over one star out of five, according to the Consumer Affairs website. That rating is based, when the site was checked in early September, on 95 ratings from 125 reviews. Meanwhile, an Aetna long term disability lawsuit launched several years ago is demonstrative of the kind of angst a policy holder goes through when it comes time to make a legitimate claim from an insurer.Read [ Aetna Long Term Disability Lawsuit Demonstrative of Dissatisfaction with Insurers ]
April 21, 2017. By Deb Hipp.
Washington, DC:March 2017 marked the one-year anniversary of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) update of the warning label of the popular implantable birth control device Implanon to include risks of device migration.Read [ Implanon Lawsuits Still in Court One Year After FDA Warning Label Update ]
March 23, 2017. By Deb Hipp.
Portland, ME The Maine Supreme Judicial Court ruled recently that a woman who filed an Implanon lawsuit against Merck & Co. and a federally funded health center for a failed birth control procedure with an implantable device may not recover damages for an unplanned pregnancy.Read [ Court Rules Against Collecting Damages for Pregnancy After Birth Control Procedure ]
January 27, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: It’s been 10 years since Implanon birth control, the implantable device that lasts up to four years (three years on-label), was given formal approval by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Twelve years before that, a research paper described the difficulty in extracting the six capsules inherent to a Norplant implantable birth control system. Over the intervening time from 1994 to the present day, a period of 23 years, concern has been raised over such implantable devices, the difficulty involved in device removal and the potential for device migration.Read [ Problems with Implantable Birth Control Removal Known Since 1994 ]
October 1, 2016. By Heidi Turner.
Bangor, ME: Implanon birth control lawsuits have been filed against Merck, with some women arguing the company knew or should have known about the risks associated with use of the implantable birth control device. But the issues involved in Implanon lawsuits are not necessarily as clear as those with other adverse events. That's because when birth control fails, the adverse event is a pregnancy. The issues at stake in Implanon lawsuits are highlighted by Kayla Doherty's wrongful birth claim, filed against Merck.Read [ Single Mom Files Implanon Wrongful Birth Lawsuit ]
August 17, 2016. By Jane Mundy.
Augusta, ME: Julie is filing a taxotere hair loss lawsuit against Sanofi-Aventis because she has already shelled out a substantial amount of money for hair treatments, none of which helped to grow her hair back after Taxotere chemotherapy.Read [ “If Only I Knew about Taxotere,” says Breast Cancer Survivor ]
August 3, 2016. By Jane Mundy.
Portland, MN: Drones and hidden cameras, phone calls from strangers secretly taping the conversation, men in black talking to your neighbors - it’s all part of Unum, or Unum Provident surveillance. Sure, it’s an invasion of privacy. It’s also a common disability denial tactic and often one of Unum’s bad faith practices.Read [ Unum’s Invasion of Privacy ]
May 23, 2013. By Heidi Turner.
Read [ Cigna Settles Denied Disabilities Claims ]
Bangor, ME Cigna has agreed to settle wrongly denied disability claims with a variety of states. The states alleged three Cigna-operated companies improperly handled insurance claims. Improperly denied insurance claims can lead to bad faith insurance lawsuits against insurance companies.
October 10, 2012. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ Heating Pad Better than Shoulder Pain Pump ]
Wiscasset, ME Basil rues the day he agreed to have a shoulder pain pump inserted after his second shoulder surgery. And he regrets having the next two pain pumps.
February 18, 2011. By Charles Benson.
Read [ Maine Man Facing Charges of Securities Fraud ]
Portland, ME A man from Scarborough, Maine, is facing a trial in the state on charges of securities fraud after he allegedly scammed a New York church out of $400,000, The Associated Press reports.
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