Promises to consumers by businesses commonly lure people to pay for products or services that may not always end up to be or do what they claim.
When seeking relief for serious medical conditions, patients should be able to trust that providers act in an ethical and honest manner. Sadly, this does not always happen.
Lung patients in need of help
Many medical conditions today still lack procedures or treatments that provide a complete cure. This results in patients seeking products, services or therapies designed to ease symptoms or otherwise provide some assistance or enhancement to their everyday lives.
Lung diseases like emphysema and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder tend to be associated with bleak outcomes, forcing patients to find ways to manage their conditions as they progress.
Stem cell therapy provider claims
One company in Florida promoted the use of stem cell therapy to help people with serious, incurable lung disorders like emphysema and COPD. According to ABC Action News, the business claimed that people who underwent their treatment would experience improved breathing and even potentially the ability to breath without the assistance of an oxygen machine.
Reports indicate that not only did many patients not experience positive outcomes after undergoing stem cell therapy, but they actually experienced a decline or worsening of their symptoms after the treatments. A new class action lawsuit now seeks damages against the company, which has undergone an ownership change. A judge in Hillsborough County recently certified the suit, though few details regarding the nature or extent of damages being sought are known at this time.