1.  The law firms Rochon Genova LLP and Kim Spencer McPhee Barristers P.C. are solicitors of record for the plaintiffs in a proposed class action against Medtronic, Inc. and Medtronic of Canada Ltd. (œMedtronic). The solicitors of record are working with Strosberg Sasso Sutts LLP and Lerners LLP.

2.  The action concerns the design, development, testing, manufacturing, licensing, assembly, distribution, marketing and sale of certain Medtronic implantable cardiac defibrillators and cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillators.

3.  On February 10, 2005, Medtronic provided notice that certain implantable cardiac defibrillators and cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillators manufactured between April, 2001 and December, 2003 had a potential battery shorting problem which could result in rapid battery depletion. If the battery in a defibrillator shorts out, the device will not function and is not able to deliver the therapy required if the user develops potentially life-threatening arrhythmias. Since the batteries are located within the implanted defibrillator, the device would have to be surgically removed in order to eliminate the defect.

4.  On December 6, 2007, the action was certified as a class proceeding. There are two classes in this action. The Class is comprised of all persons who were implanted in Canada with the following Medtronic defibrillators manufactured before December 31, 2003:

Marquis VR 7230
Marquis DR 7274
Maximo VR 7332
Maximo DR 7278
InSync Marquis 7277
InSync III Marquis 7279

The Family Class is comprised of the family members of the Class members.

5. On March 2, 2020, Justice Glustein approved the settlement. A copy of the order can be reviewed here.

6. If you have questions or would like more information about the settlement, please visit the settlement website at or contact the Claims Administrator at:

Medtronic Defibrillators Class Action Claims Administrator
P.O. Box 4454, Toronto Station A
25 The Esplanade, Toronto, ON M5W 4B1
[email protected] 1-888-625-8718

8.  If you would like to know more about how a class action works, click here.



This website has been developed to provide general information to class members in a class action that has been certified against Medtronic, Inc. and Medtronic of Canada Ltd. ('Medtronic').

The site is not designed to answer questions about your individual situation or entitlement. Do not rely upon the information provided on this website as legal advice in respect of your individual situation nor use it as a substitute for individual legal advice.

The information collected about potential class members will assist counsel in prosecuting the class action and assessing what damages were suffered by the class as a whole. Providing the information requested does not make you the client of Strosberg Sasso Sutts LLP, Lerners LLP, Kim Spencer McPhee Barristers P.C. or Rochon Genova LLP. The court will ultimately decide who will be included as a class member.

This website is updated from time to time to provide class members with further information as it becomes available.

Contact information

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