On February 13, 2003, our firm launched a $100 million dollar class action lawsuit in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice on behalf of patients of Toronto doctor Sheldon Victor Pollack. The representative plaintiff in this action is Anna Barbiero of the City of Toronto.
Dr. Pollack, a dermatologist by training, used liquid silicone to smooth his patients’ fine lines and wrinkles, despite the fact that this product was never approved for use in humans or animals by Health Canada.
Ms. Barbiero alleges in her statement of claim that she suffered adverse health effects after Dr. Pollack injected her with liquid silicone. The statement of claim alleges that Dr. Pollack knowingly injected the class members with an untested, unsanctioned and unlabelled product of unknown composition, which he had obtained through an unauthorized and highly suspect source.
On December 11, 2003, this action was certified as a class proceeding by Justice Cullity of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. Roy O’Connor LLP is currently attending a mediation of the action and is preparing for a trial of the common issue.
If you were a patient of Dr. Pollack’s from 1990 and were injected with liquid silicone and have any questions about the case, please contact Adam Dewar, at firstname.lastname@example.org.