A Canada-wide settlement has been reached and approved on June 13, 2019 by the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia in the Avandia Class Action. The Class Action sought compensation for cardiovascular injuries which were allegedly related to the use of Avandia. The Defendants deny the allegations made in the lawsuit and make no admission as to the truth of these allegations.
The Settlement provides for a Minimum Settlement Amount of $4,116,666.67 (CDN) and up to a Maximum Settlement Amount of $6,750,000.00 (the “Settlement Payment”), depending on the number of Approved Claimants. The Settlement Payment will be used to pay compensation for Approved Claimants, the claims of provincial health insurers, the costs of notice and administration and Class Counsel Legal Fees.
Who Can Get Money From the Settlement:
The Settlement applies to: (a) All persons in Canada, including their estates, who were prescribed and ingested Avandia (the “Primary Class”); and (b) the spouses (including common-law spouses and same-sex spouses), children, grandchildren, parents, grandparents and siblings of deceased members of the Primary Class (the “Family Class”). Class Members must satisfy eligibility criteria in order to be eligible for compensation. Not all Class Members will be eligible for compensation. The Family Class is not eligible for compensation.
Compensation is available for Class Members who used Avandia for at least thirty continuous days commencing before December 2010 and who suffered one of the following injuries within no more than one year of such use: myocardial infarction (heart attack), congestive heart failure, coronary artery bypass graft (CABG surgery), and percutaneous coronary intervention with stent placement. Other eligibility considerations described in the Settlement Agreement will affect how much compensation you receive.
How to Make a Claim:
To obtain compensation under the Settlement, you must file a claim form and medical evidence with the Claims Administrator on or before the Claims Deadline of July 15, 2020. Click here to download the claim form.
Check out the Frequently Asked Questions section for more details on the Settlement
Claims Deadline: July 15, 2020