Mesothelioma, Lung Cancer and Asbestos

Many Canadians are still regularly exposed to asbestos where they work, visit, go to school or live. Asbestos exposure can cause deadly mesothelioma, lung cancer and other diseases years after the asbestos fibres are inhaled.  The indestructible fibres cause respiratory difficulty, but over a long time can lead to cancers such as Mesothelioma.  Severe illness
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Vioxx Class Action Settlement Now Paid

It has been a long and difficult journey of almost 12 years from the recall of the anti-inflammatory drug Vioxx.  The case in Canada started with the recall of the drug at Halloween of 2004 and it took until Canada Day of 2016 when the claims were finally paid.  On June 29, 2016 a Purolator
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STATUS OF CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT FOR VIOXX

  THE VIOXX CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT FOR CANADA IS BEING IMPLEMENTED. FILING CLAIMS OPENED APRIL 20, 2013 AND CLOSED AUGUST 19, 2013. CLAIMS ARE STILL BEING ASSESSED BY THE CLAIMS ADMINISTRATOR AS OF APRIL 2015.  THIS POST DETAILS HOW THE SETTLEMENT PROCESS PROCEEDED.  FOR UP TO DATE INFORMATION ON THE STATUS OF CLAIM NOW PLEASE
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Celebrex Class Action Lawsuit Settlement Compared

    PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING CELEBREX OR BEXTRA CLAIMS PASSED ON DECEMBER 20, 2012 Pfizer’s Cox 2 inhibitor drug Celebrex is similar to Merck’s Vioxx and Pfizer’s more powerful version Bextra.  Celebrex remains on the market and Bextra was banned soon after Vioxx in 2004.  While Merck’s equivalent drug Vioxx
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Merck Vioxx Class Action Settlement Court Approval

THIS IS AN APRIL 20, 2013 UPDATE OF INFORMATION ABOUT COURT APPROVAL OF THE SETTLEMENT OF THE CANADIAN VIOXX CLASS ACTION NEGOTIATED WITH MERCK BY THE CANADIAN CLASS ACTION LAW FIRMS AND ANNOUNCED OVER A YEAR AGO IN JANUARY 2012. THE SETTLEMENT WAS CONDITIONAL ON COURT APPROVAL AFTER CONSIDERING THE FAIRNESS OF THE TERMS OF
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