Cases We Are Investigating

Equal Pay for Women

We are fighting gender-based pay inequality. Multiple studies show that women are paid only $0.79 for every $1.00 paid to men for equal work. We are looking for women who know, or who even suspect, that they are getting paid less than men doing the same work for the same employer. We know there are thousands of such women out there and would like to speak with some of them.

There is no cost, and no commitment required, to talk to us. We want to open a dialogue for the possibility of filing discrimination lawsuits so that women can get what they are owed under the law. Call Nelson Boyd for a free consultation.

Garage Door Openers

A manufacturer, distributing under several names, has been misrepresenting the horsepower ratings of its garage door openers. Why does that matter? It’s because the horsepower rating is the most important sales point for garage door openers – that’s what people look for when they decide to buy, and that’s what drives the price.

In other words, horsepower sells, and an opener advertised at 1 hp is more likely to sell, and will sell for more money, than one that has a lower horsepower. Of course, it costs more to manufacturer a 1 hp version, and that’s what leads to the misrepresentation. It’s cheaper to build low power, but advertise high power.

We’re looking for anyone who has purchased a garage door opener in the last four years to talk to – even if they don’t know they have a problem. At some level, this is a quiet rip off – you didn’t get what you paid for – but you might not know that.

The main brand names are Chamberlain, Genie, Marantec, Guardian, and Ryobi, and they are sold at most big-box stores (Wal-Mart, Costco, Home Depot).

Again, no cost, and no obligation; we just want to talk to people. If you purchased a garage door opener in the past four years, you may have been deceived by an unscrupulous manufacturer. Call Nelson Boyd today.

Opioid Deaths and Overdoses

Thousands of people are dying across the country from prescription painkiller overdoses. Many of these are caused by medical malpractice of two kinds. The first is simply over-prescription: Writing orders for too high of a dosage or too frequent of use. The second is failure to monitor drug levels, meaning the doctors don’t know what’s going on with the patient. Many patients become addicted to painkillers, and eventually overdose, as a result of this medical failure.

If you know or hear of anybody who has died or had a serious problem from opioid drugs, there’s a good chance that the doctors have caused this. The reality is, there is too much “blame the victim” in these kinds of cases when there should be more scrutiny of the practices of the doctors who wrote the prescriptions.

We are looking to speak to the families of those victims. Call us today to learn more about what can be done to hold negligent medical professionals accountable for overprescribing prescription painkillers.

Prescription Drug Insurance Overcharge

Prescription drug insurance overcharges are a pernicious problem. This is such a blatant rip-off that it’s a little hard to believe, but there is irrefutable evidence it is happening.

Many health insurance companies have a plan whereby when you go to the pharmacy for a prescription drug, you are charged a flat fee. Let’s say it’s $10.00. That’s OK, except that some companies are doing the following:

You walk into a pharmacy, to get a prescription filled, typically a generic drug. The pharmacy charges you $10.00, because that’s what your insurance plan says you pay. What you don’t know is that the drug only costs $3.00. That is, if you walked in the door with a prescription but no insurance, the pharmacy would charge you $3.00. But because of the terms of your insurance, they charge you $10.00.

Here’s the rip off. Those $7.00 don’t go to the drug manufacturer or to the pharmacy.  It goes back to the health insurance company.

Seven bucks for nothing, and seven bucks you didn’t have to pay, other than because of the fine print in your health insurance policy. Your health insurance company takes seven dollars from you and gives you nothing! What’s more, the terms of your health insurance company’s agreement with your pharmacy say that the pharmacy tech cannot tell you this, unless you ask directly. In other words, when you walk in and buy the over-priced drug, the pharmacist cannot say “Hey, did you know that if you don’t use your insurance card this drug will only cost three dollars instead of ten?” But – if you ask “How much would this cost if I didn’t use my insurance,” they have to tell you.

This involves several major insurance companies, millions of prescription fills, and nearly all of the usual kinds of drugs that people take for high blood pressure, cholesterol, hormones, anti-depressants, etc. It is a massive issue.

I suspect we all know people who are having this happen to them, but don’t know it, and we want to reach out to them. If you know anyone who is on a prescription drug, it is likely they are being overcharged for it. Please direct them to call us today for a free consultation.

Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer

Talcum powder used in the genital area by women causes cancer, and talc and consumer-product companies have known this for years – but deliberately did not tell users or pull the product. Several juries in the past year have found this to be true. We are representing the families of women who have died due to talc exposure. Since the connection between talc and cancer was not disclosed until recently, we are looking to anyone who is currently ill or may have died of cancer of the reproductive organs, even if it was many years ago.

If anyone you know has developed ovarian cancer while using talcum powder or has died as a result of exposure to talcum powder, we can help hold these negligent companies accountable for what they have done. Call us today to learn more about your legal options.