Home » Class action » Depo-Provera

Class action

A class action is brought against Pfizer Canada ULC and Pfizer inc. (collectively “Pfizer”) alleging that the latter misrepresented the risks associated with the use of Depo-Provera, an injectable form of birth control, by failing to indicate that people who use Depo-Provera may experience a significant and possibly irreversible bone mineral density loss that could lead to osteopenia or osteoporosis.

Who is a member of this class action?

You are a class member if you meet these three conditions:

  1. you took Depo-Provera before May 31, 2010;
  2. you claim to have suffered a bone mineral density loss (osteopenia or osteoporosis) before May 31, 2010; and
  3. you were a resident of Canada during the time you took Depo Provera.

What is the status of this class action?

The parties have agreed to settle the Class Action. The Settlement Agreement provides for a total settlement amount of $2,176,250.00, including $1,913,750.00 for the benefit of the class members. In accordance with provincial laws, the Settlement Agreement also provides for the payment of $262,500.00 to Canadian provinces and territories in compensation for the health care costs they have assumed in this matter.

The Settlement Agreement has been approved by the Court. The claim period is now over and it is no longer possible to file claim.

The baseline value of each claimant’s claim will be based on the severity of the bone mineral density loss and its duration. You can find the eligibility criteria in the FAQ at www.depoprovera.ca. The final value of the compensation that will be paid to eligible claimants for their bone mineral density loss and, if applicable, their fractures will depend on the total value of eligible claims. The final value of the compensation will not be determined until the end of the claim period.

You can find more information about the documents you need to submit and the claims process in the FAQ at www.depoprovera.ca.

How can I stay informed of the upcoming steps in the case?

For any questions about your claim, contact the Claims Administrator, Collectiva, who has been appointed by the Court to administer the claims process in this class action:

Collectiva, Class Action Services Inc.
200-2170 Boul. René-Lévesque O
Montreal, QC H3H 2T8
Email : depoprovera@collectiva.ca
Toll-free : 1-888-667-5012

You may also contact Class Counsel free of charge at:

Belleau Lapointe, s.e.n.c.r.l.
300, Place d’Youville, Bureau B-10
Montreal (Québec)
H2Y 2B6
Phone : 514 987-6700
Toll-free : 1 888 987-6701
Email: info@belleaulapointe.com

Siskinds LLP
680, Waterloo Street, P. O. Box 2520
London (Ontario)
N6A 3V8
Phone: 519 672-2121
Toll-free: 1 800 461-6166
Email : depoprovera@siskinds.com

Pleadings and judgments


September 9, 2005

Filling of the Application for Authorisation to Institute a Class Action

May 28, 2008

Judgment Authorizing the Class Action

July 30, 2010

Filing of the Originating Application

November 1, 2021

Judgment Approving the Settlement Agreement

March 1, 2022

End of the claim period