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Bextra Celebrex Summary Notice

Award (how much your claim may be worth): $Unknown (Varies depending on how much you claim. Likely range is $20 – $200 per claimant)


Class Action Lawsuit Settlement Case(s): Consumers and Third Party Payors v. Pfizer, Inc., Pharmacia Corporation and G.D. Searle & Co., M:05-cv-01699-CRB, MDL No. 1699


Company(ies): Pfizer, Inc. Pfizer Logo


Website Link to access the Class Action Lawsuit Settlement and get YOUR Stake (ONLINE CLAIMS ACCEPTED HERE): Settlement Administrator Website


Address of Settlement Administrator to submit a claim form (NOT REQUIRED):


Bextra and Celebrex Claims Administrator
c/o Rust Consulting, Inc.
PO Box 24675
West Palm Beach, FL 33416


Phone Number to call for assistance: 1-800-547-9360


Details: A relatively simple claim process for this class action lawsuit settlement and you can even submit your claim online with ease. You just need to know your name, address, and how much you paid for Celebrex or Bextra prior to 7/29/05. If you didn’t purchase Bextra or Celebrex prior to 7/29/05 you’re not included in this settlement. A few important notes. They are only reimbursing you for how much you paid for Bextra OR Celebrex. Not both. If you took both make sure to check the box for Bextra and fill it out completely. Bextra consumers are set to receive 24% of the fund and Celebrex consumers only 6% so you’re most likely going to receive a significantly higher amount if you have a Bextra claim rather than a Celebrex claim. You’ll want to gauge how much you spent on each drug prior to 7/29/05 to determine whether you’ll want to claim only your Bextra or Celebrex purchases. If you only spent $30 in co-pays on Bextra, but hundreds or thousands on Celebrex you might want to claim your Celebrex purchases rather than Bextra. We can’t advise you on which way to proceed, but, keep in mind while filling out the claim form.


Make sure to check your mail and if your claim is challenged, submit the requested paperwork. Just because your claim is challenged doesn’t mean they won’t pay you. It just means that they want some more paperwork verifying your claim. Paperwork which supports your claim could be a credit or charge card statement showing the amounts paid to your pharmacy or a note from your Doctor stating you took the drug from X/X/200X – 7/1/2005. Your prescribing Doctor shouldn’t have any problem giving you a note with this information, so that is probably the easiest route to go. Good luck and submit your claim now!


Purchased From: Those who purchased Bextra or Celebrex Prior to 7/29/05


Claims Accepted Until (YOU MUST SUBMIT YOUR CLAIM BY THIS DATE!): 12/18/09




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Class Action Lawsuit Settlement Amount(s): $89,000,000 (70% to Third Party Payors [Health Insurance Companies, etc.] and 30% to Consumers [24% for Bextra sub-class members and 6% for Celebrex sub-class members]) = $4,000,000 (Settlement Notification Expenses) + $26,700,000 (Attorney Fees) + $58,300,000 (Third Party Payor and Consumer class)


Settlement Administrator(s): Rust Consulting, Inc.


Celebrex LogoTCA Staff Tidbit: Bextra BottleThis is an easy one. If you’re eligible to make a claim, make sure to do so. Essentially Pfizer was accused of stating that Bextra and Celebrex performed better than over the counter pain medications like Ibprophen and aspirin and caused people to purchase the more expensive medications when they may not have been needed. Of course, Bextra was pulled off the market in the U.S. due to a potential risk of cardiovascular and skin inflammation problems. Because Celebrex was deemed safer, and is still on the market, those class members are getting a much smaller percentage of the pot. Basically they’re saying that Celebrex obviously works and people are still using it so we’re not going to pay that section of the class as much as those who took Bextra. Thankfully this is a relatively painless class action lawsuit settlement claim process. You can hit the settlement administrator and submit your consumer claim online quickly and easily. No need to attach proof. If it becomes a requirement the settlement administrator will contact you and you’ll be given the opportunity to submit it then. The best bet for most people when their claim is challenged is to just get a signed note from their Doctor stating that they took from X/X/200X – X/X/2005. According to the court documents and claim forms that will suffice and allow you to get PAID!   Make your claim now.



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  • Anonymous June 8, 2009

    Pfizer Celebrex Bextra Class Action Lawsuit Settlement
    :-[:it made me worse

  • Anonymous June 9, 2009

    Pfizer Celebrex Bextra Class Action Lawsuit Settlement
    I’m concerned about this language on the settlement page…Can you comment Scott? I am just afraid that is Celebrex ever damages anyone that applies for this, they will be out of luck ever suing. Giving up your rights to ever sue for something that can harm you like Celebrex for even $200 might be not a great idea.
    Here is what you agree to:

    If the Proposed Settlement is approved, generally speaking you give up [b]any right you may otherwise have to sue Pfizer related to any claims made or that could have been made in this lawsuit. [/b]

    Specifically, you release any claim relating to the purchase, price, payment, reimbursement, use, prescription, marketing, manufacture, distribution, sale, promotion, research, design, development, supply [b]and/or ingestion of Celebrex and/or Bextra [/b]during the Class Period that Class Members[b] ever had, currently have, or may subsequently have in any capacity against Pfizer and/or Pfizer’s associated or affiliated companies. [/b]

  • Anonymous June 15, 2009

    Pfizer Celebrex Bextra Class Action Lawsuit Settlement
    Please note, this should not be considered legal advice. In general, if someone may have a personal injury claim against a drug manufacturer it’s always best to check with an attorney before participating in a class action against the manufacturer. That person might want to object to the settlement so they can file their claim individually and not be lumped into the class. It all depends on the extent of the injury and only an experienced attorney can assist in determining that.

    I hope that helps!

    Top Class Actions Staff

  • Anonymous June 19, 2009

    Pfizer Celebrex Bextra Class Action Lawsuit Settlement
    I have taking both of these medication and the doctor to
    me off of them because they was making me sick and my it wasn’t helping my pain

  • Anonymous June 29, 2009

    Pfizer Celebrex Bextra Class Action Lawsuit Settlement
    My mother had taken Bextra. As executor of her estate, can I file on her behalf?

  • Anonymous August 3, 2009

    Pfizer Celebrex Bextra Class Action Lawsuit Settlement
    why do you make this so confusing?

  • Anonymous August 28, 2009

    Pfizer Celebrex Bextra Class Action Lawsuit Settlement
    I had herd that the drug Gabapentin andHydrocodone was causesing heart diease and that there was a stament on the news,please let me know,Mrs Forrester.

  • Anonymous April 18, 2012

    did this settlement ever pay out?

  • Anonymous December 6, 2012

    Well let’s take a serious pain this RX has caused to my soon to be step-father. As he was just told this past Sunday he has “LESS” then a Year to live!! Battling a liver disease for 8 yrs. due to these RX. ARE YOU KIDDING ME??? There must be more people out there who is in the same boat!! Could you image laying in your hospital bed to hear from the Dr you need to plan your funeral and start making the legal arrangements so it’s done before you pass away? I feel so bad for him and the family….. Justice hasn’t been started or though of. This is soooo sad!!!!!!!!!!!

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