Theranos lawsuits continue to stack up following massive blood test errors


Theranos recently voided two years worth of blood tests and now consumers are starting to file lawsuits against the $9 billion startup.

Lawyers on behalf of a man named Casey Jones filed the second lawsuit against the company on Thursday.

Jones alleges that the company misled consumers by falsely advertising its tests and technology, as well as failing to follow proper lab procedures.

The lawsuit is filed as a class action complaint and claims that Jones visited a Theranos Wellness Center in a Walgreens in Phoenix in September 2015.

The suit states that he learned of Theranos from media coverage. He says┬áTheranos advertised itself on Walgreens’ site as “better, more informed treatment.”

Lawsuits were expected to pile up after Theranos issued thousands of blood test “corrections” and then voided two years’ worth of results from its “Edison” device.

The company has claimed that no patients suffered because of its massive data errors.

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The first lawsuit filed against the company was issued in Northern California last week on behalf of another customer, accusing Theranos of falsely marketing its proprietary finger-prick blood test.

According to that lawsuit, Theranos promoted itself as being compliant with regulations even as it was being sanctioned by authorities.

The suit claims that the test didn’t work and didn’t produce accurate results.

“As a result, tens of thousands of patients may have been given incorrect blood-test results, been subject to unnecessary or potentially harmful treatments, and/or been denied the opportunity to seek treatment for a treatable condition,” reads the lawsuit which was filed by attorneys from McCuneWright LLP.

Theranos is under investigation from several agencies including the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the SEC, and the Justice Department.

Written by John Howard

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