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”.