This is an update regarding the ongoing administration of the settlement of the Bextra and Celebrex class action.
The settlement is administered by Collectiva Class Action Services based out of Montreal, QC.
Collectiva has advised us that, as of last month, it had received a total of 433 claims for compensation regarding personal injuries. All but 5 of those claims were then sent by Collectiva to the adjudicators, who are the medical doctors who decide whether a claim is eligible for compensation. Of the remaining 428 claims, 354 have already been adjudicated, meaning that the doctors have made a determination about whether those claims are eligible for compensation or not. The adjudicators were still reviewing 82 claims.
When an adjudicator makes a determination, Collectiva then delivers to the claimant, or to the law firm representing the claimant, a determination letter that describes and explains the adjudicator’s decision. If you have not yet received a determination letter, it is probably because the adjudicators are still considering your claim. If we are representing you in the settlement, then you should receive a determination letter from us within the next month or two.
Note that no settlement moneys will be distributed until every claim has been adjudicated. If the total value of all of the claims made exceeds the total amount contributed by the defendants, then every claim will be reduced on a pro rated basis.