Alere Inc. has asked a Massachusetts federal judge to toss a class action lawsuit alleging that it knowingly sold home blood tests which “provided significantly inaccurate results, exposing its users to the risks caused by inaccurate warfarin dosing.”
Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you have suffered a serious injury due to false readings from the Alere INRatio2 PT/INR Monitor System or INRatio Test Strips, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit and our lawyers can help.
What’s the Problem?
March 21, 2017 – Alere asked the court in January to dismiss the proposed class action, claiming that the “boilerplate” suit has no connection with the commonwealth of Massachusetts. However, consumers say it’s too early to weigh a dismissal based on choice of law, saying at this stage the litigation “easily clear[s] the low hurdle that it be ‘possible’ to proceed as a class action.”
The class action was filed in October, alleging that the Alere INRatio PT/INR monitoring system, which is used to measure clotting factors in the blood and adjust medication dosages to prevent spontaneous bleeding or clot formation, yielded inaccurate results and accused Alere of using deceptive marketing practices to sell consumers a defective medical device.
Alere has argued that since the allegations were brought by residents of Virginia and Arizona, they don’t hold weight in a Massachusetts court, adding that their “one-size-fits-all” claims contain too many factual holes to make a legitimate argument as to Alere’s potential liability.
According to the lawsuit, Alere received over 18,000 complaints from 2013 to 2014 regarding the INRatio PT/INR monitoring system, including reports of severe injury and even death. Plaintiffs allege that the blood-testing kits “often provided significantly inaccurate results, exposing its users to the risks caused by inaccurate warfarin dosing,” according to court documents.
The complaint was originally filed by 2 consumers, “J.E.” from Virginia and “J.D.” from Arizona. J.E. claims he suffered a mild stroke in August 2015, discovering shortly thereafter that readings from his INRatio monitor were much higher than what the hospital lab found. J.D. says she spent approximately $1,700 out of pocket on the allegedly defective pt/inr monitoring system.
Do I Have a Alere INRatio Class Action Lawsuit?
The Class Action Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in blood test monitor recall lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury cases in all 50 states.
Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you were injured by a false PT/INR reading from an Alere INRatio monitoring system, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.