Sep 12, 2017
At The Morris Law Group, we represent clients who have been injured as a result of slip and falls, motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice and defective products. Often, our clients are left with chronic pain and have required the use of pain medication like OxyContin. We care about our clients and the effect that this medication can have on their lives.
If you have been prescribed OxyContin or OxyNEO between January 1, 1996 and February 28, 2017, you may want to investigate a recent class-action lawsuit. Purdue Pharma (the maker of OxyContin and OxyNEO) has agreed to pay $20 million to settle a class-action lawsuit against the drug-maker, which alleged over marketing of these drugs.
A person is deemed to be a member of the class, if, at any time between January 1, 1996 and February 28, 2017 inclusive, he or she was prescribed and ingested either OxyContin or OxyNEO. (Note: the deadline to opt-out of membership of this class expired back on July 12, 2017). Family members, including spouses, children, grandchildren, parents, and siblings, are also considered class members.
Compensation is based on a point system. For example, the victim of a fatal overdose would receive 500 points. A victim of a non-fatal overdose would receive 150 points. The full compensation structure can be found in the Settlement Agreement.
This settlement still requires court approval. For more information and updates, go to: http://www.oxycontinclassactionsettlement.ca/