Deceptive Trade Practice

Coronavirus Employee Protections Investigation

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Migliaccio & Rathod LLP is currently investigating employers across the United States for failure to provide adequate health and safety protections to employees amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, resulting in widespread infection. Essential service workers must travel to, and engage in productive activity at, their typical place of employment, despite the bevy of risk factors involved. […]

Data Breach

UPMC Altoona Data Breach Investigation

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Migliaccio & Rathod LLP is currently investigating the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Altoona for failure to adequately safeguard patient information, resulting in a data breach. On February 13th, UPMC Altoona Regional Health Services detected a phishing attack, from which an unsanctioned third party gained access to an email account belonging to one of […]

Civil Rights

COVID-19 Prison Population Health Hazards Investigations

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Migliaccio & Rathod LLP is currently investigating prisons across the United States for failure to adequately protect the well-being of detained individuals, prison staff, visitors, and the communities in which prisons operate, amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Detained individuals across the country are alleging that prison administrators are acting with deliberate indifference to serious medical […]

Data Breach

Brandywine Urology Data Breach Investigation

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Migliaccio & Rathod LLP is currently investigating Brandywine Urology Consultants for failure to adequately safeguard patients’ Protected Health Information (PHI), resulting in a data breach. The healthcare provider discovered a ransomware infection in their network on January 27th, and claimed to immediately isolate and neutralize the intrusion. While a later investigation into the attack seemed […]

Product Defect

Ranitidine Carcinogenic Contaminants Investigation

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Migliaccio & Rathod LLP is currently investigating manufacturers of the prescription and over-the-counter heartburn medication ranitidine, known by the brand name Zantac. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently requested manufacturers pull the drug from the market, citing an ongoing investigation that found many ranitidine samples contained hazardous levels of the contaminant NDMA, a […]

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 […]