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Equifax Data Breach – What You Should Do

Equifax, a large credit reporting agency, recently exposed the personal information of 143 million consumers.  The breach was global, affecting not only Americans, but also consumers in the U.K. and Canada. It resulted in the hacking of personal information, including, Social Security numbers, driver license numbers and addresses. When you enter into a transaction, you…

Data Breach – Axia Women’s Health Care Group

The Philadelphia Inquirer recently reported on a data breach at Women’s Health Care Group also known as Axia Woman’s Health, which was the third-largest data breach reported this year.  Women’s Health Care Group inexplicably took more than two months to notify patients of the breach, despite Pennsylvania law requiring that patients receive notification of any…

Common Questions When Hiring a Contractor

What rights do consumers have if a contractor fails to perform the work? If a contractor breaches a contract provision, the consumer can file a civil lawsuit for breach of contract.  If you think the contractor committed fraud, you can also file a lawsuit for fraud.  Many states also have consumer protection statutes that allow…

DaVita Inc. and Healthcare Fraud Lawsuits

Some of you may have seen John Oliver’s recent story on DaVita on “Last Week Tonight.” The story described DaVita as a dialysis factory that placed profit before its patients. DaVita has also settled lawsuits for paying kickbacks to doctors who refer patients to DaVita. Klaproth Law is currently investigating claims against DaVita and other…