March 4, 2021 – Report by The Fifth Estate Sheds New Light on Oak Ridge and St Thomas Psychiatric Experiments

Bars outside psychiatric facility

A recent report by the investigative team at CBC’s The Fifth Estate has revealed graphic new evidence that numerous patients held at two mental health facilities in Ontario were subjected to unspeakable psychological abuse that amounted to torture.

The disturbing report featured interviews with former patients and victims along with startling new video of Dr. Elliott T. Barker, one of two psychiatrists who developed and oversaw the experimental ‘treatments.’ The report also detailed, for the first time, the existence of a second version of the program implemented in the women’s wing of the St. Thomas Psychiatric Hospital outside of London, Ontario.

Watch the full segment here: Psychiatric Treatment or Torture – The Oak Ridge Experiment

Howie, Sacks & Henry is currently representing a client who was a former resident at both the Oak Ridge and St. Thomas facilities in his lawsuit against Dr. Elliott T. Barker and Dr. Gary J. Maier and the Province of Ontario. It is not too late to seek justice for the other victims of these degrading and harmful practices. Visit our Oak Ridge & St. Thomas lawsuit page to learn more.

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