HSH announced on May 3rd, 2018 that we will serve as lead counsel for two class action lawsuits representing families against nursing homes for neglect of their loved ones. We were asked Amani Oakley of Oakley & Oakley to lend our extensive trial experience to the landmark lawsuits, which are believed to be the first of their kind in Canada, targeting two industry giants: Extendicare and Leisureworld Senior Care Corporation, which was recently rebranded Sienna Senior Living. They’re seeking $150 million each.
HSH Partner Paul Miller’s comment on the issue:
“These are our fathers, our mothers and our fellow man. Mistakes have been made and our elderly have suffered in unimaginable ways. Those that are vulnerable require tireless advocacy and a team dedicated to changing the status quo not just today but for all our futures.
In the Press
- Proposed class action lawsuits claim nursing homes were negligent, The Star, May 2, 2018
- Families sue Ontario long-term care providers over ‘disgusting’ neglect, CTV News, May 2, 2018
- ‘We want justice for our mom’: Lawsuits filed against long-term care providers alleging serious neglect, CBC, May 3, 2018
A press conference was held on May 3rd to bring awareness to the issue and talk about the lawsuit.
The families of Shirley Murphy and Jose Novo spoke about allegations of neglect by two long-term care providers. Jose Novo had bed sores so deep that bone was exposed, and Lioubov “Luba” Ijnatieva felt “something crawling” inside a skin wound on her leg. It was infested with fly maggots.
The legal team spoke about the lawsuit and how families can learn if they qualify for the lawsuit.
Tell us What Happened
Have you, or a loved one, suffered the effects of poor care in a Nursing Home run by Extendicare, Revera, Leisureworld or Sienna?
If you have, then contact us to find out if we can help you. You may be able to join a class action or a mass tort against these homes, possibly entitling you to damages under one of these proceedings.
- Call 1-877-771-7006
Member of Nursing Home Action Coalition
We are a proud member of the Nursing Home Action Coalition, acting on behalf of families.
www.nursinghomeabuse.ca or call +1 (877) 506-NHAC