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After the discovery of a potentially cancerous cyst, a hospital fails to follow up with a woman who developed stage IV cancer, cutting her life short.
Shanna Alvarado - Los Angeles, CA
A nagging pain in her abdomen sent Shanna Alvarado to a Kaiser hospital in Southern California in October 2010. An ultrasound showed the origins of that pain: a complex cyst that prompted worries about cancer. A radiologist at Kaiser noted in the hospital’s medical records that Shanna should follow up in six weeks, which is the...
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Santa Monica, CA – Following Consumer Watchdog’s challenge to excessive rate hikes proposed by Farmers Insurance Group for 1.2 million renters, homeowners, and condo owners in California, the company has agreed to cut $27 million from its rate increase. Renters will see the greatest relief; their rates will drop by an average of 40.6%...
Uberâ€™s Arizona Crash Highlights Need for Company to Accept Responsibility When Robot Driving Technology Fails, Consumer Watchdog says
CONTACT John Simpson
SANTA MONICA, CA – A crash involving an Uber robot car in Arizona shows the need for Uber to take the Safe Autonomous Vehicles (SAVe) Campaign pledge and agree to accept responsibility when one of its self-driving cars causes a crash, Consume Watchdog said today. The nonpartisan, nonprofit public interest group also called on Uber to release...
Governor Jerry Brown Slams Trump Administration For Putting Interests Of Big Oil Ahead of Clean Air, Even As He Does The Same Thing In California
CONTACT Liza Tucker
Santa Monica, CA— California Governor Jerry Brown has put the interests of Big Oil first in California though he criticized Trump’s EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt for the same thing as he made his way to Washington this week, Consumer Watchdog said today. In a letter, Brown wrote to Pruitt, “Once again, you’ve put the...
A study conducted by Consumer Watchdog shows Amazon fools its customers by posting misleading discounts.
Consumer Watchdog Asks California Attorney General to Investigate Amazon Pricing Practices After Study Reveals Consumers Are Misled by â€œDiscountsâ€ that Donâ€™t Exist
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SANTA MONICA, CA – Consumer Watchdog today petitioned the California Attorney General to investigate Amazon, the gargantuan online retailer, for misleading consumers by often leading them to believe they are getting deals with discounted prices, when they are not. The charges are based on an extensive research analysis of...
KCAL 9, Los Angeles: GOP healthcare plan makes coverage unaffordable for many, Consumer Watchdog says
The GOP's proposed American Healthcare Act would drive up prices for the elderly, sick, and those with lower incomes says Consumer Watchdog.
Amazon's "reference prices" mislead consumers by posting a discount which does not exist.
New report by Consumer Watchdog shows discounts on Amazon mislead consumers into thinking they are getting a better deal.
The "reference price" often given by Amazon to prove its competitive pricing isn't very competitive at all. A new report by Consumer Watchdog shines light on Amazon's misleading practice of showing discounts that do not exist.