Public Health (Exposure to Infectious Diseases)
Hepatitis A – Vezina et al. v. Loblaws Companies Ltd. et al.
This class proceeding concerned the exposure to and risk of infection from Hepatitis A.
In August 2002, an employee of the Loblaws store located at 3671 Dundas St. W., Toronto, Ontario (the “Store”) was diagnosed with Hepatitis A. Toronto Public Health issued a notice and advised people who may have been exposed to the virus and approximately 19,200 people were vaccinated in response. It was alleged that Loblaws was negligent in exposing class members to Hepatitis A.
A settlement of this action was reached between the parties and approved on June 15, 2006. The claims process closed on October 31, 2006 and the settlement funds have been disbursed by the Settlement Administrator to all eligible claimants.
The settlement was a compromise of disputed claims and Loblaws did not admit any wrongdoing or liability. The settlement provided for an award of $150 to each class member who was exposed to the risk of infection and received an injection, as detailed in the settlement agreement. Persons infected with Hepatitis A were granted an amount decided upon through an arbitration/mediation process.
November 5, 2006
Deadline to opt-out of the class proceeding expired.
October 31, 2006
Deadline for claims submission expired.
June 27, 2006
Notice to the Class issued.
June 15, 2006
- November 5, 2006
News Releases and Reports
Any questions concerning the administration of the claims should be directed to:
www.claimsadministrator.ca/loblaws or, 1-866-393-8080
Hepatitis A Claims Administrator
Bruneau Group Inc.
111-372 Rideau Street
Ottawa, ON K1N 1G7