Archive for October, 2011
Stanford Hospital & Clinics vows to fight $20M class action
Posted by adjmediator in Uncategorized on October 5, 2011
|Source:||Palo Alto Daily News
Stanford Hospital & Clinics vows to fight $20M class
|Oct. 04–Stanford Hospital & Clinics vowed Monday to “vigorously defend”
itself against a $20-million class-action complaint filed in the wake of a data
breach that saw the medical records of 20,000 patients posted on a commercial
website for nearly a year.
Shana Springer filed the complaint on Sept. 28 in Los Angeles County Superior
The nine-page complaint alleges the hospital violated the Confidentiality of
“On its website, Stanford claims that its patients’ ‘health care experience
In a brief statement released Monday, Stanford placed the blame on complaint
“(Stanford Hospital & Clinics) intends to vigorously defend the lawsuit
According to the complaint, Multi-Specialty Collection Services was “in part
Stanford confirmed the data breach on Sept. 8. The released information
Credit card and Social Security numbers were not included.
According to its statement, the hospital properly sent the data to
Springer’s complaint identified the website as Student of Fortune, which
“This mishandling of private patient information was in complete
However, no identity theft cases have been reported as a result of the data
“To date there is no evidence that anyone saw this information on the website
The hospital reiterated Monday that it moved quickly to have the sensitive
Multi-Specialty Collection Services representatives could not be reached for
Los Angeles-based lawyers Brian S. Kabateck, Richard L. Kellner, Karen Liao,
Email Jason Green at email@example.com.
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Velveeta Shells and Cheese Recall: Metal Debris
Posted by adjmediator in Uncategorized on October 4, 2011
About 137,000 cases of Kraft’s Velveeta Shells and Cheese microwaveable cups have been recalled due to concerns that they may contain pieces of metal wire, which could pose a choking hazard or injury risk.
The Velveeta Shells & Cheese recall was announced by the FDA on September 30.
According to Kraft Foods Global, Inc. the microwaveable meals, which are similar to macaroni and cheese with a different type of pasta, are being recalled because pieces of small, thin wire bristles may be found in some of the packages. However, there have been no consumer injuries or complaints connected with the recall and the company did not clarify how this contamination was discovered.
The recall affects Velveeta Shells & Cheese Original Microwaveable Cups sold in 2.39 oz. cups with a best when used by date of 16 MAY 2012 and a UPC of 2100002322; Velveeta Shells & Cheese Original Four Pack Microwaveable Cups with best when used by dates of 24 APR 2012 to 16 MAY 2012 with a UPC of 2100002339; Velveeta Shells & Cheese Made with 2% Milk Microwaveable Cups sold in 2.19 oz. cups with a best if used by date of 25 MAR 2012 to 30 MAR 2012 and a UPC of 2100002323; Velveeta Shells & Cheese Made with 2% Milk Four Pack Microwaveable Cups with a best if used by date of 29 MAR 2012 to 12 APR 2012 and UPC of 2100002946; and Velveeta Rotini & Cheese Broccoli Microwaveable Cups sold in 2.44 oz cups with a best when used by date of 29 MAR 2012 to 12 APR 2012 and UPC of 2100002318. The “best when used by” date is located on the bottom of the package.
The FDA and Kraft warn consumers not to eat products affected by the recall. Instead, they can be returned to the place of purchase for an exchange or full refund. Consumers with questions can call Kraft Foods Consumer Relations at (800) 308-1841.