Settlement Structure: Claims Made
Closed Settlement Statement:
According to court documents, the claim submission deadline has passed. Please contact the claims administrator if you have any questions.Case Summary:
This settlement resolves a Canadian class action against St. Jude Medical, Inc. and St. Jude Medical Canada, Inc. concerning certain models of defibrillators. The complaint alleged that the batteries for the defibrillators formed lithium clusters that caused premature depletion of the batteries, and that St. Jude did not warn patients of this problem in a timely manner.Docket Number:
Company: St. Jude Medical Inc.
Filing Deadline: January 10, 2020
Class Period: January 1, 2010 to May 23, 2015
Objection Deadline: July 29, 2019
Exclusion Deadline: July 19, 2019
Final Approval Hearing: August 1, 2019Proof of Purchase:
For details of documentation needed for different types of claims, see the claim forms or the Notice at https://www.stjudeicdclaim.ca/docs/en/St.%20Jude%20ICD_Long%20Form%20Notice%20of%20Settlement%20Approval.pdf.Eligibility:
You may be eligible if you belong to one of the groups below.
Patient Class Member: You were a Canadian resident as of April 23, 2019 and were implanted in Canada with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator or cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator made between January 2010 and May 23, 2015 by St. Jude Medical, Inc.
Derivative Class Member: You are an immediate family member and a dependent of such a person who has died, and the death was caused or contributed to by battery depletion that occurred earlier than expected and was caused by such lithium clusters.
See the Notice for (a) additional information about Patient Class Members who are or are not eligible Explant Claimants, and (b) specific information about the defibrillator models at issue. The Notice can be found at https://www.stjudeicdclaim.ca/docs/en/St.%20Jude%20ICD_Long%20Form%20Notice%20of%20Settlement%20Approval.pdf.Typical Settlement Amount:
Benefits vary considerably. Non-Explant Patient Class Members: Up to $500 CAD. Explant Patient Class Members: Up to $12,500 for explant; possibly more. Derivative (Dependent) Class Members: $20,000-$60,000.
Total Settlement Amount: $5,000,000Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:
Howie Sacks and Henry LLP
Waddell Phillips Professional Corporation
Claim Form: St. Jude Defibrillator Batteries Claim Forms
Case Name: Houle v. St. Jude Medical, Inc., et al.
Settlement Website: St. Jude Defibrillator Batteries Website
Epiq Class Action Services Canada Inc.
St. Jude ICD Class Action Settlement Claims Administrator
c/o Epiq Class Action Services Canada Inc.
Nelson P.O. Box 20187 – 322 Rideau Street
Ottawa ON K1N 5Y5