In 2019, a class action lawsuit was filed against Octapharma Plasma, Inc., alleging that the company violated Illinois law by collecting and storing donors’ fingerprints without their consent. The lawsuit also alleged that Octapharma failed to adequately protect donors’ fingerprints from unauthorized access.
In February 2022, Octapharma agreed to a $10 million settlement to resolve the lawsuit. The settlement was approved by a federal judge in March 2022.
The Settlement Administrator began sending settlement payments to eligible class members on February 6, 2023. Class members who timely returned valid claim forms received their payments within 60 days of final approval of the settlement.
How to Check Your Eligibility
To check your eligibility for a settlement payment, you can visit the settlement website at [link]. You can also call the Settlement Administrator at [phone number].
If You Have Not Received Your Payment
If you have not received your settlement payment, you should contact the Settlement Administrator immediately. You can call the Settlement Administrator at [phone number] or email them at [email address].
The Octapharma Plasma lawsuit settlement is a victory for donors who had their fingerprints collected and stored without their consent. The settlement provides donors with compensation for the violation of their privacy.
Q: Who is eligible for a settlement payment?
A: You are eligible for a settlement payment if you scanned your fingerprint at an Octapharma Plasma facility in Illinois between December 2, 2014 and February 4, 2020.
Q: How much money will I receive?
A: The amount you receive will depend on the number of valid claims submitted. However, the estimated payout per class member is $800.
Q: How do I submit a claim?
A: You can submit a claim online at [link] or by mail. The deadline to submit a claim was February 3, 2022.
Q: What if I didn’t submit a claim by the deadline?
A: If you didn’t submit a claim by the deadline, you are not eligible for a settlement payment.
Q: Can I appeal the settlement?
A: Yes, you can appeal the settlement. However, you must file your appeal by [date].
Q: Where can I get more information about the settlement?
A: You can visit the settlement website at [link] or call the Settlement Administrator at [phone number].
- Octapharma Plasma Lawsuit Settlement Website: https://www.opibipasettlement.com/
- Fish Potter Bolaños, P.C.: https://www.fishlawfirm.com/news/2022/march/judge-oks-10m-octapharma-fingerprint-class-actio/
- Crumpton v. Octapharma Plasma, Inc.: https://www.opibipasettlement.com/