February 2024 Update: Claimants that received a deficiency notice dated October 13, 2023 will have until June 27, 2024 to cure their claims.
The Settlement Agreement was approved Canada-wide on November 8, 2022, and the approval became final on February 6, 2023. You and your family members may be entitled to compensation if you were prescribed in Canada, ingested, and subsequently developed an addiction to OxyContin® and/or OxyNEO® tablets at any time between January 1, 1996 and February 28, 2017.
The Class Members are defined as:
All persons in Canada, including their estates, who at any time between January 1, 1996 and February 28, 2017 were prescribed in Canada and ingested OxyContin® tablets and/or OxyNEO® tablets, manufactured, marketed and/or sold or otherwise placed into the stream of commerce in Canada by one or more of the Defendants (the “Class” or “Class Members”); and
All persons in Canada who by virtue of a personal relationship to a Class Member have a Family Law Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.F.3 (or equivalent legislation in other provinces or territories) derivative claim (the “Family Class” or “Family Class Members”).
The Canada-wide Settlement provides for the payment of $20,000,000 (Canadian dollars) which will be used to pay Class Member compensation, the administration of the Settlement, health care expenses incurred by the Provincial Health Insurers, and Class Counsel’s legal fees, disbursements, and applicable taxes. The amount that will be paid to eligible Class Members will be unknown until after the end of the Claims Period, and after all administration has been completed.
For more information about how compensation is determined, you should review the Settlement Agreement, the OxyContin®/OxyNEO® User Claim Form and Family Member Claim Form, the proof requirements in FAQ 9 or contact the Claims Administrator (see Contact Us tab) or Class Counsel (see FAQ 18).
Class Members who did not previously opt-out of the settlement must now make a claim if they wish to be considered for compensation from the settlement. The Claims Period will end on June 27, 2024.
To obtain compensation under the Settlement, you must first determine if you are eligible, then file a Claim Form and submit the required supporting evidence to the Claims Administrator on or before the Claims Deadline of June 27, 2024. Click here to download the OxyContin®/OxyNEO® User Claim Form or click here to download the Family Member Claim Form. Once you have completed your Claim Form and gathered the relevant supporting evidence, you have the option to send your claim package to the administrator by email, mail or fax.
Check out the Frequently Asked Questions section for more details on the Settlement.
I do not want to participate in the Settlement.
You do not need to submit a claim, but you can no longer exclude yourself from the Class. The Settlement is binding on you.
What if I do not submit a claim, or I do nothing?
You will not receive compensation.
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