New Developments in Treatment for Cerebral Palsy

Considered the most common cause of physical disability in children, three out of every 1000 children in Canada are diagnosed with cerebral palsy each year. As I explained in this article, CP is caused by a brain injury or problem that takes place during pregnancy or birth or within the first two to three years … Read More

August 16, 2019–Mefloquine Lawsuit Update

Return to Mefloquine homepage. The following is a summary of the first case conference regarding the Mefloquine Mass Tort. On August 13, 2019, the parties attended the first Case Management Conference before Prothonotary Furlanetto of the Federal Court. The purpose of this attendance was to introduce the cases to the Court and to work out scheduling … Read More

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

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice has approved a $5 million settlement of a national class action brought against St. Jude Medical, Inc. and St. Jude Medical Canada, Inc. The class action relates to certain models of implantable cardiac defibrillators or cardiac resynchronization therapy devices manufactured between January 2010 and May 23, 2015 under the brand names Fortify, … Read More