A company based in Post Falls, which operates clinics across the country that claim they can reverse aging or cure everything from lung ailments to joint pain through stem cell therapy, has been sued by the attorneys general of Iowa and Nebraska for what they say are false claims about the benefits of the injections.
The civil lawsuits have been filed against owners Travis and Emily Autor, who until recently lived in Liberty Lake, and company executive Mike Pavey, of Spokane. The civil suits allege Stem Cell Centers, which also does business as NW Regenerative Medicine, is essentially defrauding patients by failing to provide the promised cures.
“This lawsuit … seeks a permanent injunction against Defendants to stop them from swindling additional Iowa victims; an order directing them to reimburse money victims spent on bunk treatments and imposing civil penalties for their false, misleading, and deceptive conduct and unfair practices; and other relief,” the suit in Iowa states.
Lynn Hicks, spokesman for Iowa Attorney General Thomas Miller, said the Autors have not yet responded to the suit but are expected to by the end of the month.
The Autors are being represented in the case by Des Moines attorney Mark Weinhardt, who did not immediately respond Tuesday to a request for comment.
According to records filed in the state of Idaho, Stem Cell Centers of Idaho has a current business license for a clinic in Coeur d’Alene. Secretary of State documents also show an active business license for NW Regenerative Medicine and Anti-Aging