Current Investigations Consumer

LA County Health Data Breach Investigation

Girard Sharp is investigating reports of a potential data breach at LA County Department of Public Health that may have affected over 200,000 individuals’ personal, medical and financial information.

Advance Auto Parts Data Breach Investigation

Girard Sharp is investigating reports of an Advance Auto Parts data breach that may have exposed over 350,000 employees’ personal information.

STIIIZY High-Potency Vape Lawsuit Investigation

Girard Sharp attorneys are investigating reports that STIIZY marijuana vaporizers are being improperly marketed to teenagers and potentially causing cannabis induced psychosis.

Philips BiPAP Recall Lawsuit Investigation

Girard Sharp attorneys are investigating claims that Philips bilevel positive airway pressure (BiPAP) ventilators may have a defect that causes the device to shut down. Philips has reported that it has received 10 reports of serious injury and 7 reports of death from 2011 to 2023 and has issued a recall for the affected devices.

WebTPA Data Breach Investigation

Girard Sharp is investigating reports of a WebTPA data breach that may have exposed over 2.4 million individuals’ personal and insurance information. The exposed information reportedly includes: name, contact information, date of birth, date of death, Social Security number, and insurance information.

Ford BlueCruise Defect Lawsuit Investigation

Girard Sharp consumer protection attorneys are investigating reports that some Ford vehicles are equipped with potentially defective BlueCruise hands-free driving technology, leading to life-threatening car accidents.

Abiomed Heart Pump Recall Investigation

Girard Sharp attorneys are investigating claims that Abiomed Impella heart pumps may have a serious defect that could lead to left ventricle perforation or free wall rupture, hypertension, lack of blood flow and death. The FDA issued a recall of these devices after it received 129 reports of serious injuries, including 49 reports of death.

Ovation Fertility Lawsuit Investigation

Girard Sharp attorneys are investigating reports that in early 2024 an Ovation Fertility lab in Newport Beach, California may have stored its customers’ embryos created during the in vitro fertilization (IVF) process in a contaminated incubator, which potentially ruined or destroyed the developing embryos.

GM OnStar Data Privacy Investigation

Girard Sharp is investigating reports that GM vehicles equipped with the OnStar Smart Driver feature are sending car owners’ driving information to insurance companies, which can result in rate increases.

Change Healthcare Cyberattack Investigation

Girard Sharp is investigating reports of a cyberattack that may have affected critical medical and administrative services for Change Healthcare customers. Service issues reportedly include: substantial billing and cash flow disruptions, limited electronic remittance advice from health plans, rejections of prior authorization submissions, prescription delays and practices being unable to perform patient eligibility checks

CooperSurgical Embryo Loss Legal Investigation

Girard Sharp attorneys are investigating reports surrounding CooperSurgical, Inc.’s recall of its embryo culture solution—which is used for in vitro fertilization. The defective solution reportedly was used in in vitro fertilization (IVF) procedures around the country and reportedly was discovered to have killed the developing embryos of its customers. test

Keenan & Associates Data Breach Investigation

Girard Sharp is investigating reports of a data breach that may have exposed the personal information of Keenan & Associates customers. The exposed information reportedly includes names, health insurance information, and other personal information.

loanDepot Data Breach Legal Investigation

Girard Sharp is investigating reports of a data breach that may have exposed the sensitive personal information of approximately 16.6 million loanDepot customers. LoanDepot is currently working to notify affected customers.

Samsung Fridge Defect Investigation

Girard Sharp attorneys are investigating reports that Samsung refrigerators are potentially experiencing several issues, including cooling failure and defective ice makers.

Silica Dust Worker Risk – Silicosis Exposure Lawyers

Girard Sharp attorneys are investigating claims that exposure to silica dust, typically found in workplaces that manufacture stone countertops, may cause a serious lung disease called silicosis.

LoanCare Data Breach Investigation

Girard Sharp is investigating reports of a data breach that may have exposed the personal information of LoanCare LLC customers.

Delta Dental of California Data Breach Investigation

Girard Sharp is investigating reports of a data breach that is reported to have potentially exposed the personal, financial and medical information of current and former Delta Dental of California plan members.

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center Data Breach Investigation

Girard Sharp is investigating reports of a data breach that is reported to have exposed the personal and medical information of more than 800,000 Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center (Fred Hutch) patients.

Ozempic-Wegovy Severe Side Effects Investigation

Girard Sharp attorneys are investigating claims that Ozempic® and Wegovy®, drugs used for diabetes management and weight loss, can cause potentially dangerous and life-threatening side effects.

Blue Shield of California Data Breach Investigation

Girard Sharp is investigating reports of a data breach that may have exposed the personal and medical information of current and former Blue Shield of California health plan members. The potentially exposed information reportedly includes: member name, member date of birth, address, subscriber ID number, subscriber name, subscriber date of birth, subscriber Social Security number, group ID number, vision provider’s name, patient ID number, vision claims number, vision related treatment and diagnosis information, and vision related treatment cost information.

Google Drive Data Deletion Investigation

Girard Sharp attorneys are investigating potential claims on behalf of individuals who have had their files deleted from Google Drive without their knowledge.

Fisker Inc. Securities Investigation

Girard Sharp LLP is investigating claims on behalf of Fisker Inc. stockholders who purchased or otherwise acquired Fisker stock between August 4, 2023 and November 20, 2023.

Brownells Data Privacy Investigation

Girard Sharp is investigating whether Brownells.com is improperly disclosing customers’ firearm purchases to Facebook. Brownells may be sending customers’ personal information along with make, model, and other details of a purchased firearm to Facebook.

Bass Pro Shop and Cabelas Data Privacy Investigation

Girard Sharp is investigating whether Cabelas and Bass Pro Shops are disclosing customers’ firearm purchases to Facebook. Cabelas and Bass Pro Shops may be sending customers’ personal information along with make, model, and other details of a purchased firearm to Facebook.

Patreon Data Privacy Litigation

Girard Sharp has filed a lawsuit against Patreon, Inc. in federal court, alleging that the company is disclosing its digital subscribers’ identities and video-viewing preferences to Facebook without proper consent.

GM 6L80 Transmission Failure Issues Investigation

Girard Sharp consumer protection attorneys are investigating reports that General Motors 6L80 transmissions can potentially lock up unexpectedly and cause vehicles to jerk or shudder. Drivers report that their 6L80 transmissions are freezing while changing gears, which can cause the vehicle to shudder while driving.

Troubled Teens Industry Abuse Investigation

Girard Sharp is investigating potential claims on behalf of people who were previously treated for behavioral or mental health concerns at a residential treatment facility and experienced neglect or abuse. These treatment facilities are commonly referred to as the “Troubled Teens Industry.”

Honda HR-V Rear Windshield Shattering Investigation

Girard Sharp consumer protection attorneys are investigating reports that the rear windshields of 2023 Honda HR-V vehicles are spontaneously shattering. The rear windshield reportedly may suffer from a defect that causes it to shatter, often after using a rear defroster.

Lakeview, Community Loan & Pingora Loan Servicing Data Breach Investigation

Girard Sharp is investigating reports of a data breach that is reported to have exposed the personal, financial, and medical information of over 2.5 million current and former Lakeview Loan Servicing and Pingora Loan Servicing customers. Lakeview and Pingora notified affected individuals of the breach in March and April 2022.

Flagstar Bank Data Breach Investigation

Girard Sharp is investigating reports of a data breach that may have exposed the personal information, including names and Social Security numbers, of over 800,000 current and former Flagstar Bank customers. Flagstar recently notified individuals who were affected by the data breach that their personal information was compromised.