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Please note that at the end of this main information page there are links to view updated News and Court Documents as well as a Registration page to obtain a form to join the class action.

Wagners is one of seventeen law firms from across Canada who have agreed to co-operate and work in tandem to prosecute class actions against the makers of Vioxx on behalf of residents of Canada.

Vioxx is a Cyclooxgenase-2 (“Cox-2”) specific inhibitor in the class of drugs known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (“NSAID”). By Notice of Compliance dated October 25, 1999, Vioxx was first approved for use in Canada as a Schedule “F” drug under the Canadian Food and Drugs Act. It was approved for acute and chronic treatment of the signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis, as well as for the relief of pain in adults and for the treatment of primary dysmenorrhea (menstrual pain).

On September 30, 2004, Merck announced a worldwide voluntary withdrawal of Vioxx, effective immediately, due to its increased risk of cardiovascular events, including heart attacks and strokes. It is alleged that Merck is collectively responsible for the manufacture, marketing, distribution, and sale of Vioxx in Canada.

Wagners issued a proposed class action on November 26, 2004 on behalf of its client, Hugh F. Card, and on behalf of other Nova Scotia residents who have suffered Vioxx-related injuries.

  • Update – July 29, 2008

    The National Group of law firms were successful in obtaining certification of the class action.

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Sam M
Sam M
16:11 19 Jan 18
Dyana was so kind to help me and respond to my query within 24h even though they do not pursue the specific class action I was looking for. She sent me few links by email. Thank you Dyana.
linda frausell
linda frausell
01:21 16 May 17
I have dealt with Wagner and Associates over the years and have received great advice,support and results . Their team is very respectful and show they care. You can trust them to take care of you and they always have your best interest in hand. I would definetly recommend them .
frank slaunwhite
frank slaunwhite
16:29 03 May 17
Ray Wagner and his legal team have been representing my niece and I for many years. They have been honest and quick to respond to all our needs in a professional manner. I highly recommend Wagners Law Firm and appreciate their caring approach.Thanks
Missy Day
Missy Day
12:03 06 Oct 16
I can't speak highly enough about the lawyers at Wagners who represented me for injuries from not one but two motor vehicle accidents. They were very professional and approachable. I was kept informed of all steps in the process and all of my inquiries were responded to and dealt with very quickly. The lawyers are knowledgeable and showed great empathy for what I was going through. I would recommend this firm to anyone!
Nicholas Gordon
Nicholas Gordon
11:30 06 Oct 16
I contacted Wagners about a motor vehicle accident.I was able to speak with someone right away. The staff were very pleasant and helpful.I received a response about pursuing a case the next day.I would highly recommend this firm.
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