Legally prescribed painkillers Oxycontin and OxyNeo have caused many Canadians to be addicted to opioids. Purdue Pharma, the company that manufactures the drugs, has agreed to settle a number of class action litigation lawsuits in Canada to the tune of $20 million. Plaintiffs must be able to prove they suffered harm after taking the drug.
Health Canada is urging consumers not to use the product Hydroxycut because of the number of adverse reactions reported. Although not authorized for sale in Ontario or the rest of Canada, consumers can still purchase the product. A products liability suit has been launched against the manufacturer of the product, Iovate Health Sciences Inc. of Oakville. Health Canada is monitoring the situation.
A well-known Ontario cycling advocate has launched a lawsuit against the City of Windsor, the University of Windsor and a number of contractors. The $600,000 personal injury suit stems from a trip-and-fall accident she had two years ago in a campus construction zone. The Bike Windsor Essex executive director said she suffered injuries to her right knee and ankle, a fracture to her left foot, injuries to her spine, in addition to straining and tearing ligaments and muscles. The incident happened where part of a roadway was being converted into a pedestrian mall at the university in July 2015.
When people get sick, they believe over-the-counter drugs or those prescribed to them will help them to feel better. But many Ontario residents get sick from what they can buy off the shelf or are prescribed and as such may be entitled to compensation by launching a pharmaceutical liability case against the company who manufactures the drug. There have been many reports of people becoming sick from taking Tylenol 3 manufactured in Canada by Johnson & Johnson.