Howie, Sacks & Henry LLP – Personal Injury Law – Defective Medical Devices and Implants

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

Toronto, April 30, 2019: This class action is brought on behalf of every person resident in Canada that has been implanted with one of several specific models of the St. Jude Defibrillator (ICD). Click here to read more.

Status of the Action

The Action has been Certified as a Class Proceeding

This action was certified as a class action on April 23, 2019 with the consent of the Defendants, solely for the purpose of effecting a settlement of the action. The deadline for opting out of the class action has now passed. In order to make a claim use one of these claim forms: 

The Settlement Agreement

The Plaintiffs entered into a Settlement Agreement with the Defendants, which has been approved by the court as being fair and reasonable and in the best interests of the Class. The Settlement resolves all the claims asserted against the Defendants in this class action. The Defendants continue to deny any liability to the Class, and have been grated a full release as part of the settlement approval.

Short-Form Notice advising Class members of the certification order and the motion for settlement approval are being sent out by mail to all class members for whom St. Jude has records.

You can learn more about the proposed Settlement and how it will affect the class members by reading the Long-Form Notice.

In general, the Settlement will result in payments to Eligible Explant Claimants of as much as $10,000, more or less, plus additional compensation for complications arising from the surgery.  Other members of the Class will receive up to either $100 or $500 depending upon when they were implanted with an affected defibrillator.  Class members may also be reimbursed for out of pocket expenses of up to $500.

The terms for the distribution of the settlement funds, including proposed shares for different class members, can be found at Schedule G of the Settlement Agreement, and are explained at www.stjudeicdclaim.ca.

Further updates will be posted as the case progresses. You may also review the case updates on the website of our co-counsel, Waddell Phillips Professional Corporation at: https://waddellphillips.ca/class-actions/st-jude-defibrillator-class-action/.

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