“Polar Care 500” Cold Therapy Products
February 2015: A 2011 false advertising class-action lawsuit filed against Breg, Inc. was transferred to federal court in February 2015. The complaint alleges, among other things, that the company markets the Breg Polar Care 500 products (cold therapy devices targeted at orthopedic patients recovering from surgery) as being safe and effective for “continuous use” when the products are actually unsafe for continuous use and can cause serious injuries. (Lucas et al v. Breg, Inc., Gary Losse, Mark Howard, and Does 1-50, Case No. 15-cv-00258, S. D. CA.).
When a complaint is dismissed with prejudice, it cannot be refiled.