More than three years after the scandal first broke, plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit seeking compensation for diluted chemotherapy drugs are coming closer to a resolution.
It was back in April of 2013 when it was discovered chemo solutions prepared by Marchese Health Care were given to over 1,100 patients.
Nearly 700 of those affected were patients at the London Health Sciences Centre, while the rest were in Windsor, Oshawa, Peterborough, and St. John, New Brunswick.
Pat Wojcik’s 76-year-old mother died of pancreatic cancer on March 13th, 2013. She was one of the patients in London who had been receiving the diluted drugs.
Law firms Sutts, Strosberg LPP and Siskinds LPP are handling the class action suit.
“All of the parties have agreed to settle this case for $2,375,000, but the court has the last say,” said lawyer Sharon Strosberg.
“The court, on January 10th, will decide whether this settlement is fair and reasonable, and in the best interest of the Class members.”
Class members will receive around $1,500 each after legal fees and expenses.
The settlement was announced Saturday, although it appears to have been reached in August. The Ontario Court will determine if the Settlement is fair on January 10th, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. in Windsor.