Nursing Homes and Long-Term Care Homes during COVID-19

The class action is being brought on behalf of all individuals who currently reside or resided in nursing and long-term care homes in Ontario where one or more individuals tested positive for COVID-19, and their parents, spouses, siblings and children.

If you or your family members have been impacted and you are interested in joining this class action, please contact us today.

About the Class Action / Mass Tort and Compensation

The proposed action seeks damages from the owners and operators of long-term care homes arising from their alleged negligence, breaches of fiduciary duty and breaches of section 7 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

The Statement of Claim purports that the government of Ontario and the Defendant owners and operators of long-term care homes ignored numerous red flags and failed to adopt timely and reasonable infection prevention and control measures to mitigate the risk of exposing their residents to COVID-19. The Claim also alleges that long-standing deficiencies in Ontario’s long-term care system have made these facilities more susceptible to an outbreak of COVID-19. It further alleges that the Defendants were unprepared and negligently adopted careless and inadequate measures that exposed its residents to COVID-19.

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Details about the Class Action / Mass Tort

This pandemic has illuminated the shortfalls within our nursing homes that have been going on for years. When our elderly are infected, they tend to experience the symptoms on a larger scale than the rest of our population. The problems are compounded by the fact that management has failed to properly protect the staff with PPE equipment or develop in-house processes which mitigate against risks. Media reports have shown many workers walking out on the job as they have felt that their health is at risk. These nursing homes have had ample warning to prepare for the effects of this pandemic and, as such, ought to have been aware of the many issues that could potentially arise as a result.
If a loved one has contracted COVID-19 as a result of being a resident of a nursing home facility, you may be able to secure compensation.

Contact a qualified class action lawyer at Diamond and Diamond Lawyers to get help with your claim. Call 1-800-567-4878 or fill out the quick contact form below when you are ready to get started on your case.

Frequently Asked Questions

A class action is a lawsuit which provides a method for a large group of people with common claims to come together to advance one claim on behalf of the group. Class actions are more efficient and cost-effective and allow for groups of people with common claims to gain access to the legal system and seek justice on their behalves.

Class actions are typically handled on a contingency fee basis. This means that the class counsel are only paid if the class action is successful at trial or settled. In the event that it is successful, class counsel fees may be paid by the Defendants owners and operators or out of either the settlement or judgment proceeds, as approved by the court.

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