MONTREAL & EDMONTON, Sept. 26, 2013 /CNW/ - Merchant Law Group LLP launches Canada-wide class actions against giant Canadian drug maker Apotex Inc. and the Spanish Laboratorios León Farma concerning unplanned pregnancies caused by the contraceptive pill Alysena 28. Class action lawsuits were issued today in Montreal and Edmonton.
"The claims allege that the defendants would not have notified Canadian women about their negligence, except they were caught by Health Canada," said class counsel Tony Merchant, Q.C.
The lawsuits outline how the defendants deliberately failed to notify consumers when they learned of their wrongdoing regarding Alysena 28. This caused Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq to issue a Class I recall on 8 April 2013 and subsequently launched an investigation regarding the manufacturer's failure to properly inform the public.
"Women who took Alysena 28 relied on this medication to their detriment," said Tony Merchant. "Women who became pregnant now face life changing consequences. In Canadian case law, there have been individual awards of as much as $1.6 million in similar circumstances." said Mr. Merchant. "These life altering consequences are inexcusable."
People seeking further information about the Alysena 28 Class Action should provide their contact information at: https://www.merchantlaw.com/classactions/alysena.php
Merchant Law Group LLP is a leading Canadian class action firm with 12 offices across Canada from Montreal to Victoria. Merchant Law Group LLP is well known for its involvement in mass tort and class action cases in Canada including Residential Schools, Cellular System Access Fees, Hollinger, Maple Leaf Foods, Toyota, Vioxx, and many other cases.
SOURCE: Merchant Law Group
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For information and media inquiries, please contact Tony Merchant, Q.C. at 888-567-7777 and for Francophone inquiries, please contact Daniel Chung or George Balabanian, at 514-248-7777.
Copies of the Alysena 28 class action lawsuits filed in the provided to media, upon request, by e-mailing [email protected]