Certification of Canada-wide Class Action Litigation Regarding Certain St. Jude Defibrillators

Monday, May 6, 2019 General News
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TORONTO, May 6, 2019 /CNW/ - A national class action has been certified against St. Jude Medical, Inc. and St. Jude Medical Canada, Inc. for the purpose of effecting a CAD $5 million settlement of the class action.  The class action relates to certain models of implantable cardiac defibrillators or cardiac resynchronization therapy devices manufactured

by the Defendants between January 2010 and May 23, 2015 under the brand names Fortify, Fortify Assura, Quadra Assura, Unify, Unify Assura, and Unify Quadra. 

There are approximately 8,900 individuals who were implanted with potentially affected devices in Canada.

Details of the certification order and of the settlement agreement are set out in the Notice of Certification and Motion for Settlement Approval: http://www.stjudeicdclaim.ca/

There will be a motion for approval of the settlement heard by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice on August 1, 2019.  If approved, the class will be provided with notice of the settlement approval, and details about how to claim a portion of the settlement funds.

Any class member who wishes to exclude themselves from the class action must do so by sending an opt out form to the claims administrator by no later than July 19, 2019.  An explanation about how to opt out is set out in the Notice.

Waddell Phillips Professional Corporation and Howie, Sacks & Henry LLP are class counsel, and can be reached at the addresses below for further information regarding the class action or the settlement.

About Waddell Phillips PC

Waddell Phillips Professional Corporation is a boutique law firm, specializing in plaintiff-side class actions.  The principals of the firm have helped victims in a wide range of cases, including product liability, consumer protection, aboriginal residential schools, franchise disputes and securities misrepresentations.

About Howie, Sacks & Henry LLP

Howie, Sacks & Henry advances mass tort claims and class actions on behalf of people injured by dangerous products, pharmaceuticals and medical devices. These include victims who have suffered exposure to asbestos, cancer caused by the use of baby powder, the side effects of pharmaceutical drugs like Taxotere and Abilify, and those adversely impacted by defective medical devices, including St. Jude Defibrillators, Hernia Mesh and Transvaginal Mesh.

SOURCE Waddell Phillips Professional Corporation



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