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Theranos Sued Over Health Hazard Concerns

Amanda Tejuca9 months ago

Reuters reports that a proposed class action was brought in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California by a law firm claiming that blood testing company Theranos Inc was endangering customer health.

About the Theranos Blood Test Lawsuit

In July 2015, the Theranos Edison device was granted limited approval for testing patients for the herpes simplex virus.

According to court papers, the plaintiff law firm sued Theranos on the claims that “massive failures” on their blood-testing devices were significantly skewing the accuracy and quality of the test. Poor accuracy of the tests explosed patients to delayed diagnosis. 

Further, the firm accused the company of breach of contract, false advertising, and consumer fraud. Theranos is ready to fight back, stating that the law firm’s claims were “without merit.”

Signs of Previous Complications

Last week, Theranos stated that it had voided results from its Edison blood-testing devices for two years—a device that they once regarded as ground-breaking technology.

They issued tens of thousands of corrected blood-test reports to doctors and patients, nullifying some results and revising others, according to the Wall Street Journal.

The company has been under recent investigation due to claims that certain practices violated costumer health and safety. 


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