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Avandia, a drug used to treat diabetes, is associated with increased risk of heart issues. Siskinds is representing individuals who took Avandia prior to November 14, 2007 and suffered from a Myocardial Infarction, Congestive Heart Failure, or Stroke.

A Canada-wide settlement has been reached in the Avandia Class Action certified by the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia. 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 Class Action and make no admission as to the truth of these allegations. Class Counsel is aware of additional similar Avandia litigation in Canada, a list of which may be accessed here. The settlement, if approved, will also resolve these actions.

The Settlement Approval Hearing is scheduled for January 29, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. at The Law Courts Building, 1815 Upper Water Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

For more information, please visit www.avandiaclassaction.com.

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A Canada-wide settlement has been reached in the Avandia Class Action certified by the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia. 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 Class Action and make no admission as to the truth of these allegations. Class Counsel is aware of additional similar Avandia litigation in Canada, a list of which may be accessed here. The settlement, if approved, will also resolve these actions.

The Settlement Approval Hearing is scheduled for January 29, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. at The Law Courts Building, 1815 Upper Water Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

For more information, please visit www.avandiaclassaction.com.

FAQs

Who is affected by this litigation?

You are affected by this litigation if you took Avandia prior to November 14, 2007 and suffered from a stroke, myocardial infarction (heart attack), congestive heart failure, or any other heart-related issue.

Do I have to pay anything to participate in the litigation?

Siskinds will be paid on a contingency basis. This means that Siskinds is only paid if successful. Siskinds is paid a percentage of any settlement or court award.

What should I do to protect my rights?

To protect your rights, you should:

  1. Keep a record of medical expenses incurred—appointments not covered by your provincial health care provider, prescriptions, medical devices, etc.
  2. Keep a record of all medical treatments, including the names and contact information of the health care provider (doctor, surgeon, physiotherapist etc.).
  3. If possible, keep a journal of symptoms and note down any times when you are unable to attend work or school as a result of your symptoms.
  4. If you have not done so already, contact Siskinds by calling 1-800-461-6166 ext 2367 in order that we can contact your health care providers to obtain relevant medical and pharmacy records. As time passes, it can be more difficult to collect this information.

How will my claims be advanced?

At this stage, we are only advancing one action relating to each main type of injury (myocardial infarction, congestive heart failure and stroke). Assuming we proceed to a trial with respect to one or more types of claims, we will make a determination, at that stage, as to the most appropriate mechanism of pursuing the remaining claims.

I still have a question. Who should I contact?

If you have any other questions, please complete the contact form below.

Documents

Notice of Certification and Settlement Approval Hearing (English) (French)

Opt Out Form (English) (French)

Notice Plan (English Only)

A Canada-wide settlement has been reached in the Avandia Class Action certified by the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia. 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 Class Action and make no admission as to the truth of these allegations. Class Counsel is aware of additional similar Avandia litigation in Canada, a list of which may be accessed here. The settlement, if approved, will also resolve these actions.

The Settlement Approval Hearing is scheduled for January 29, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. at The Law Courts Building, 1815 Upper Water Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

For more information, please visit www.avandiaclassaction.com.

Who is affected by this litigation?

You are affected by this litigation if you took Avandia prior to November 14, 2007 and suffered from a stroke, myocardial infarction (heart attack), congestive heart failure, or any other heart-related issue.

Do I have to pay anything to participate in the litigation?

Siskinds will be paid on a contingency basis. This means that Siskinds is only paid if successful. Siskinds is paid a percentage of any settlement or court award.

What should I do to protect my rights?

To protect your rights, you should:

  1. Keep a record of medical expenses incurred—appointments not covered by your provincial health care provider, prescriptions, medical devices, etc.
  2. Keep a record of all medical treatments, including the names and contact information of the health care provider (doctor, surgeon, physiotherapist etc.).
  3. If possible, keep a journal of symptoms and note down any times when you are unable to attend work or school as a result of your symptoms.
  4. If you have not done so already, contact Siskinds by calling 1-800-461-6166 ext 2367 in order that we can contact your health care providers to obtain relevant medical and pharmacy records. As time passes, it can be more difficult to collect this information.

How will my claims be advanced?

At this stage, we are only advancing one action relating to each main type of injury (myocardial infarction, congestive heart failure and stroke). Assuming we proceed to a trial with respect to one or more types of claims, we will make a determination, at that stage, as to the most appropriate mechanism of pursuing the remaining claims.

I still have a question. Who should I contact?

If you have any other questions, please complete the contact form below.

Notice of Certification and Settlement Approval Hearing (English) (French)

Opt Out Form (English) (French)

Notice Plan (English Only)

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