The Optio Group



The Optio Group

December 04, 2012 07:00 ET

Closing the Gap Between Claimant and Compensation: The Optio Group Launches in Canada

Helping Canadians Successfully Submit Class Action Claim Forms

Vioxx Class Action Claims Currently in Progress

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Dec. 4, 2012) - The Optio Group, a national network of healthcare professionals with extensive medical and legal expertise, has launched today in Canada. The Optio Group helps eligible candidates access the compensation that they have been awarded in medical or pharmaceutical class action lawsuits. It is the first and only company of its kind in Canada.

Following the settlement of a class action lawsuit, claimants are required to complete a complicated claim form in order to receive the compensation the court has determined they deserve. The team of experts at The Optio Group, comprised of Registered Nurses and Doctors, have the medical background and knowledge of the legal system that is essential when retrieving the critical medical evidence required to fairly and accurately present each claimant's case. With the help of the highly experienced team at The Optio Group, claimants can be assured that they are maximizing their chance of receiving the compensation that they deserve.

Prior to The Optio Group, eligible candidates would struggle to complete a claim form themselves or turn to a lawyer for assistance. The Optio Group is stepping in to provide support at a much lower cost to claimants and to free up lawyers from this onerous and medically oriented task. Employing their knowledge and expertise, the highly specialized team at The Optio Group will expedite the process of filing a claim by acquiring medical records and walking the claimant through the completion and submission of forms, ensuring that claims are filed as efficiently as possible.

"We are proud to be the first company in Canada to offer a cost efficient alternative for Canadians in need of assistance with their class action claims," said Chris Rokosh, President, The Optio Group. "Some class action settlements in Canada see a mere 20 per cent of eligible claimants receive their compensation. Our hope is to increase that percentage going forward and to have a positive impact on each claimants experience by supporting them through the process from beginning to end."

The Optio Group is currently working with claimants for a class action lawsuit relating to Vioxx which has recently been settled in Canada. Those looking to submit a claim should act immediately as the deadline is quickly approaching. Vioxx is an anti-inflammatory drug used to treat osteoarthritis, acute pain conditions and dysmenorrhea. It was withdrawn from the market when it was found to be associated with an increased incidence of cardiovascular problems. If you or a loved one suffered a heart attack or stroke between October 1, 1999 and September 30, 2004 while taking Vioxx, contact The Optio Group for a free consultation to find out if you may be eligible for compensation.

The Optio Group is a division of CanLNC Incorporated. Visit www.theoptiogroup.ca for information on current medical and pharmaceutical class actions in Canada. Call 1.855.939.0499 or email Claims@TheOptioGroup.ca to speak with a representative.

About The Optio Group

The Optio Group, a division of CanLNC Incorporated, is a national network of Registered Nurses and Doctors with extensive medical and legal expertise. The only company of its kind in Canada, The Optio Group is committed to increasing access to justice by helping eligible candidates receive the compensation that they have been awarded in medical or pharmaceutical class action lawsuits. The Optio Group is currently working with claimants relating to the Vioxx class action settlement. For more information on The Optio Group, please visit www.theoptiogroup.ca.

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