Can fraud be an allegation in a product liabiltiy lawsuit?

Theranos seemed to be a great idea, and was even approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. However, the company recently came under scrutiny from officials at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. That ultimately led to Theranos informing federal lab regulators that it would have to reissue blood work results to tens of thousands of consumers. That implicates around two years of test results.

Product liability claims can arise from more than just defective car parts or drugs. In this case, consumers relied on the service offered by Theranos to inform their healthcare choices. Perhaps not surprisingly, Theranos is now facing a recently filed class-action fraud lawsuit.

According to the allegations in the complaint, incorrect blood test results may have harmed patients by giving them unnecessary treatments or by denying them the opportunity to timely seek medical assistance for treatable conditions.  

Our law firm has helped victims of dangerous or defective products cope with many tough questions. For example, a consumer may not know how to seek justice. The process begins by consulting with a law firm that focuses on personal injury and product liability law. We advise our clients to preserve evidence, starting with the defective product, and to keep good records of their injuries.

Source: USA Today, “Theranos hit with consumer lawsuit over faulty blood tests,” Marco della Cava, May 25, 2016