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THOMSON, ROGERS has issued a national Class Action lawsuit on behalf of Canadians with Parkinson's disease and/or Restless Leg Syndrome who allege to have developed compulsive behaviour, including a pathological gambling addiction, as a result of their use of the drug Mirapex, a dopamine agonist. The Class Action claim seeks millions of dollars in compensation from the Canadian drug manufacturer, Boehringer Ingelheim (Canada) Ltd., and two American corporations.

The representative plaintiff, Mr. Gerard Schick from Midland, Ontario, started gambling compulsively after starting to take Mirapex and lost more than $100,000. Some 100 or more Canadians are believed to have suffered a similar experience. Recent medical reports have linked the drug to compulsive behaviour including compulsive gambling. An American class action is already underway.

If you would like to notify Health Canada of side effects you have experienced as a result of the use of Mirapex, please call the Health Canada Adverse Reaction Reporting Centre at their tollfree number, 1-866-234-2345.

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If you’d like to learn more about this class action, please contact Darcy Merkur via e-mail or through our toll-free number 1-888-223-0448. Locally, in the Toronto area, you may call 416-868-3176.

If you are a user of Mirapex and wish to support the Class Action and be included in our Mirapex Class Action database, please fill out the form below.

Residents of Quebec should contact Andre Lesperance, A Quebec lawyer, at 514-844-6958 to discuss your potential claim.