Medical-alert device companies sued under no-call law

Medical-alert device companies sued under no-call law

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Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt has sued a group of Utah-based medical device companies for violating the Kansas Do Not Call Act.

In 2013, the attorney general’s office received multiple complaints from Kansans who had received telemarketing calls saying they could be eligible to receive a medical alert device. Schmidt issued a consumer alert in August 2013 warning Kansans about the calls. A copy of the consumer alert can be found at http://1.usa.gov/1qkounF.

Schmidt filed suit against Benjamin D. George; Jody C. Rookstool; KMR Medical, LLC; KPM Capital, LLC; Arizona Medical Supply, LLC d/b/a Western Medical Supply; and Medical Pendant Billing, LLC d/b/a US Lifecare. The suit was filed last month in Shawnee County District Court, and the final defendants were recently served with process.

The lawsuit alleges the defendants violated the Kansas No Call Act by calling Kansas consumers registered on the Do-Not-Call list attempting to sell them medical alert devices. The lawsuit seeks injunctive relief, civil penalties and investigative fees.

Consumers who have been called by or done business with any of the companies identified above may file a complaint with the attorney general’s Consumer Protection Division at www.InYourCornerKansas.org at 800-432-2310.

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