2016 News Releases

AG Derek Schmidt: Medical device company banned from calling Kansas consumers

Release Date: Oct 18, 2016

TOPEKA – (October 18, 2016) – A Utah-based medical device company has been barred from making unsolicited phone calls to Kansas consumers, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said today.

Under the terms of a consent judgment approved earlier this month in Shawnee County District Court, the company, which did business as KMR Medical, LLC; KPM Capital, LLC; Arizona Medical Supply, LLC; Western Medical Supply; Medical Pendant Billing, LLC; and US Lifecare, is prohibited from making or causing to be made unsolicited consumer telephone calls to any Kansas consumer. The companies were also required to pay a $10,000 civil penalty for violating the Kansas Do Not Call Act.

“Companies that solicit Kansas consumers through telephone marketing must follow Kansas laws,” Schmidt said. “Our office received multiple complaints from Kansas consumers regarding this company’s telemarketing practices. The group of companies is now permanently banned from telemarketing in Kansas."

Schmidt filed a lawsuit against the companies in 2014. The lawsuit alleged 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. Federal authorities continue to investigate the practices of the companies sued by Kansas and related entities.

More information on how consumers can sign up for the Do-Not-Call list is available on the attorney general’s consumer protection website at www.InYourCornerKansas.org.

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