What is the OxyContin® and OxyNEO® Class Action About? 

The OxyContin and OxyNEO Class Action alleges that Purdue Pharma negligently released OxyContin and OxyNEO in Canadian markets, leading to overdoses and addiction. The settlement, approved Canada-wide on February 6, 2023, offers compensation to Canadians prescribed and ingested OxyContin and/or OxyNEO between January 1, 1996, and February 28, 2017, or their surviving family members. Purdue Pharma denies wrongdoing but agreed to a $20 million settlement.

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Am I eligible to get a payout in the OxyContin® and OxyNEO® Class Action? 

In the OxyContin® and OxyNEO® Class Action, the eligible individuals who can potentially receive compensation are:

  1. All persons in Canada who were prescribed in Canada and ingested OxyContin® tablets and/or OxyNEO® tablets between January 1, 1996, and February 28, 2017, and their estates (referred to as the "Class Members").

  2. Additionally, individuals in Canada who have a Family Law Act derivative claim related to a Class Member may also be eligible (referred to as the "Family Class" or "Family Class Members").

These eligible individuals and their family members may be entitled to compensation from the $20 million settlement fund.

Is Proof of Purchase Required in Order to File A Claim? 

Mandatory evidence, such as proof of valid prescriptions and proof of addiction, is required to file a claim in the OxyContin® and OxyNEO® Class Action. To be eligible for compensation, User Class Members must submit:

  1. Proof of Valid Prescription: This can be established by providing at least one reliable documentary record demonstrating a prescription was written for OxyContin® and/or OxyNEO® for the Class Member. If prescription records are unavailable, an affidavit with details of the prescription and response records may be submitted.

  2. Proof of Addiction: This can be established by providing medical records diagnosing or indicating a suspected addiction to or psychological dependence on OxyContin® and/or OxyNEO®. Alternatively, medical records documenting two or more characteristics of Opioid Use Disorder as defined in the DSM-V can be provided. An affidavit explaining the addiction circumstances may also be submitted.

  3. Medical and Pharmacy Records: Class Members must submit copies of medical and pharmacy records for three years before the first prescription through the end of their Period of Addiction. An affidavit can be submitted if records are unavailable for a specific timeframe.

Additional evidence may be required for specific compensation levels, such as records related to fatal or non-fatal overdoses, treatment program participation, loss of employment, and more. Family Class Members must provide documents demonstrating their relationship to the OxyContin® and/or OxyNEO® user, such as birth certificates or marriage certificates.

It's essential to review the specific evidence requirements outlined in the Settlement Agreement and consult the Claims Administrator for detailed information and claim forms.

How Much Money Can I Get? 

The exact amount of money you can receive from the OxyContin® and OxyNEO® Class Action Settlement will depend on various factors, including the level of compensation you are eligible for and the number of valid claims filed.

The Canada-wide Settlement provides for the payment of $20,000,000 (Canadian dollars), which will be used to pay Class Member compensation, administrative costs, health care expenses incurred by the Provincial Health Insurers, and Class Counsel’s legal fees, disbursements, and applicable taxes.

The compensation you may receive depends on the specific level of compensation you qualify for, as outlined in the Settlement Agreement. Compensation levels are based on the severity of injuries and damages suffered due to OxyContin® and/or OxyNEO® use, and they are categorized from Level 1 to Level 14, with additional discretionary points available.

It's important to note that the amount paid to eligible Class Members will not be determined until after the end of the Claims Period and once all administration has been completed. The Claims Period ends on February 27, 2024.

How Can I File a Claim? 

To file a claim in the OxyContin® and OxyNEO® Class Action Settlement, you must complete the appropriate claim form and gather supporting evidence. Then, submit your claim to the Claims Administrator by email, mail, or fax before the Claims Deadline of February 27, 2024. Links to the claim forms and detailed instructions are provided below.

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About Filing Settlement Claims

Please understand that submitting a settlement claim for payout with fraudulent information will result in the rejection of your claim form. By providing this information and attesting to its accuracy under oath, you acknowledge the potential legal consequences of perjury. It's important to recognize that such dishonest actions not only impact your own eligibility but also negatively affect those legitimately entitled to the benefits of the class action settlement. If you are unsure about your eligibility for this class action settlement, we encourage you to visit the official website of the class action administrator. It's important to note that ClaimClassActions.com serves as an informational resource only and is not affiliated with a class action administrator or a law firm.

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