Vioxx Class Action Update-January 20, 2012

Wilder Wilder & Langtry are pleased to announce that a settlement has been reached in this action.

The settlement is for up to $36,881,250.00 depending on the number of approved claims and includes payments to provincial health insurers, payments towards legal costs, and payments for notice and claims administration. If the settlement is approved by the courts, individuals (or their estates) may be eligible to receive payment if they took Vioxx and then experienced a heart attack (myocardial infarction), sudden cardiac death or ischemic stroke. Spouses and children of eligible claimants may also be eligible for payment.

The next step is to seek court approval. A notice with details of the settlement approval hearings will be published in the near future. If the settlement is approved by each of the courts, a further notice will be published which will explain the steps for making a claim.

If you are a client of Wilder Wilder & Langtry, you should know that we have already made significant progress in preparing your claim. We expect to be in touch with you before approval is finalized to ensure we have all relevant details so that your application will be ready for signing upon court approval.

If you are not currently represented by a lawyer or if you or someone you know used Vioxx and then experienced a myocardial infarction, sudden cardiac death or ischemic stroke, please contact us as soon as possible so we can determine if you are eligible to make a claim. Once Settlement is approved by the courts, there will be a limited time to make a claim and it can take a significant amount of time to get all of the documents necessary to prove your claim.

Accordingly, it would be in the best interests of anyone who may have a claim to contact our office immediately.

The Vioxx litigation office can be reached at (204)957-4043 or contact us by email at