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Ontario Long term care home neglience class action

TORONTO , June 29, 2020 /CNW/ - Koskie Minsky LLP has commenced a class proceeding against the Province of Ontario in respect of the widespread illness, suffering and loss of life among long-term care home residents due to COVID-19.

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

It is alleged that Ontario's longstanding systemic failures to properly regulate and oversee long-term care homes in Ontario . It is further alleged that the system was primed for rapid spread of a disease like COVID-19. In addition, it is alleged that Ontario failed to take steps to protect residents, and that the measures Ontario did implement were inadequate and amount to "too little too late".

Kirk Baert , a partner at Koskie Minsky, has stated: "This case concerns systemic issues that have plagued long-term care homes in Ontario for years. The Province has long been aware of these issues and has ignored them for far too long."

SOURCE Koskie Minsky LLP


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