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Indian Hospitals, Indigenous Medical Experimentation And Inadequate Medical Care Class Action

Merchant Law Group LLP has launched national class action litigation on behalf of all Indian and Inuit Canadians who were subjected to inadequate medical care and/or medical experimentation, while at residential school, on reserve, at an Indian Hospital, or at a sanatorium.

Inappropriate medical procedures and experiments were conducted by the Government of Canada or their agents, beginning in the 1930s and continuing through the 1970s.

This class action litigation asserts that Indigenous Canadians including Inuit suffered from purposeful mistreatment in treatment of various diseases including the government’s tuberculosis policy. This litigation also asserts the federal government showed callous disregard for Indigenous children and other victims taken from their First Nations communities (or from the North aboard ‘Indian Hospital Ships’) to Indian Hospitals or TB sanatoriums in other parts of Canada, which caused young Inuit and Indigenous persons to be separated from their families, often for years.

This Canada-wide class action seeks direct financial compensation for the survivors of the Indian Hospitals policy. Pursuant to Court Order issued by the Federal Court of Canada in 2018, Merchant Law Group LLP prosecuting this class action as co-counsel with three other Canadian law firms.

This class action litigation seeks financial compensation for affected Canadians. Please note, joining our internal contact list for this defect, creates no financial obligation for you and your information will be kept confidential. (If you have previously joined our contact list and your address or other contact information has changed, you may update your contact information on our list by completing the form below.) POUR LE SERVICE EN FRANÇAIS AU SUJET DE CE RECOURS COLLECTIF (OU AUTRE RECOURS POTENTIEL), JE VOUS PRIE DE REMPLIR LE FORMULAIRE CI-DESSOUS OU DE CONTACTER NOTRE BUREAU DE MONTREAL:


Merchant Law Group LLP has 10 offices across Canada, 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, Various Cellular Phone Fees, BCE Dividends, GM Gasket Manifolds, Hip Implants, Lead Paint in Toys (and similar consumer products), 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.)

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