In the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak, our most vulnerable population – the elderly – are significantly at risk. During this unprecedented crisis, COVID-19 has spread rampantly across long-term care homes and retirement homes in Ontario. The largest percentage of COVID-19 related deaths has been in nursing homes and that number is continuing to rise daily. All the while, the front line staff of nurses, personal support workers, doctors, cleaning staff, physiotherapists and dietary aids are working harder than ever – and putting themselves at risk every minute of their shifts.
Howie, Sacks & Henry LLP has been retained by families who have lost loved ones in long-term care homes and retirement homes due to COVID-19. We are bringing individual claims against the owners of long-term care homes and retirement homes in Ontario where we believe there have been inadequate preemptive or responsive measures, taken by the administration, to the COVID-19 outbreak.
We are currently bringing claims against Lundy Manor Retirement Residence in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Orchard Villa Long Term Care in Pickering, Ontario and Roberta Place in Barrie, Ontario and are continuing to investigate other long-term care homes and retirement homes where families have lost love ones to COVID-19.