The Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic has caused many Canadians to fall ill and has caused almost 25,000 deaths in Canada. According to news reports, Covid-19 has caused thousands of deaths among nursing and long-term care home patients and staff in Canada. These nursing and long-term care homes are asserted to have been negligent in their handling of the pandemic. In fact, news reports show that Canada has the worst record among wealthy nations for Covid-19 deaths in nursing and long-term care homes, and it has been estimated that Canada’s nursing and long-term care homes may account for up to 80% of all Covid-19 related deaths.
On March 10, 2021, Merchant Law Group LLP filed a class action in the Court of Queen’s Bench for Saskatchewan on behalf of those who are living or previously lived in retirement or long-term care facilities owned, leased, operated, or managed by Extendicare.
The Statement of Claim alleges that Extendicare was negligent in its handling of the Covid-19 pandemic, and that Extendicare breached its contract with residents by failing to provide adequate care and safety,
If you or a loved one have been harmed by Extendicare or any other nursing or long-term care home anywhere in Canada, you are encouraged to contact Merchant Law Group LLP without delay.
Merchant Law Group LLP has offices from Quebec to British Columbia, with lawyers practising law in six provinces. Merchant Law Group LLP and Tony Merchant, Q.C. are well known for pursuing class action lawsuits in Canada including litigation regarding Winners/HomeSense, GM Gasket Manifolds, Maple Leaf, Celebrex/Bextra, Vioxx, Sony, Residential Schools and various other cases. Tony Merchant, Q.C. is known to be one of Canada’s most active litigators with more than 600 reported cases in leading Caselaw Journals, having argued thousands of cases before the Canadian and American Courts, in Trial and Administrative Courts, and the Courts of Appeal of various American and Canadian jurisdictions, the Federal Court of Canada, and the Supreme Court of Canada. Tony Merchant, Q.C., has a long history in pursuing public policy cases and is a former Member of the Legislative Assembly (M.L.A.)