Erin Meadows Class Action Lawsuit
Will Davidson LLP has initiated a class action lawsuit against The Village of Erin Meadows, a long-term care facility in Mississauga, Ontario. The facility is owned by Schlegel Villages Inc.
Residents of long-term care facilities in Ontario have been affected more acutely by the COVID-19 pandemic than any other group in the province. A majority of COVID-19-related fatalities have occurred in long-term care facilities and nursing homes, many of which could have been prevented through improved preparation, response, and adherence to provincial guidelines.
The Statement of Claim for our Erin Meadows class action, issued June 25, 2020, alleges that Erin Meadows and its owners failed to implement “reasonable measures to prevent COVID-19 from infecting residents.” Further, the facility failed to appropriately train, supervise, or equip employees to handle the outbreak. After the outbreak took root, it also failed to ensure adequate physical distancing between residents. The facility “permitted residents who had symptoms of COVID-19 to wander out of their room and access the rooms of other residents.”
The Statement also calls into question the direction provided to care staff, who were advised to “repeatedly use the same personal protective equipment – despite contamination.”
In general, our Erin Meadows class action alleges that the facility’s failures directly contributed to its initial COVID-19 outbreak, and allowed the outbreak to run out of control. As of June 25, the facility had reported 21 deaths related to COVID-19.
Will Davidson LLP has handled personal injury cases related to nursing home negligence for years. Long-term care facilities in Ontario have a history of delivering substandard care to vulnerable residents. The many outbreaks of COVID-19 in Ontario nursing homes are the latest – and most devastating – examples of the poor standards of living to which many of our oldest citizens are subjected.
In addition to our Erin Meadows class action, Will Davidson LLP has also launched legal actions against the following long-term care residences:
- Orchard Villa Long Term Care in Pickering, Ontario
- Oxford Living, the owner of Lundy Manor in Niagara Falls, Ontario
- Rosslyn Retirement Residence in Hamilton, Ontario
- Chartwell Retirement Residences
- Holland Christian Homes
- Ina Grafton Gage Home in Scarborough, Ontario
Contact Will Davidson LLP to Learn More About our Erin Meadows Class Action
If you or a member of your family has been affected by the COVID-19 outbreak at The Village of Erin Meadows, contact Will Davidson LLP today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with a member of our experienced team. We will review your case, explain your legal options, and provide insight into the process of joining our Erin Meadows class action lawsuit.
Will Davidson LLP is committed to protecting the rights of Ontario’s most vulnerable accident victims, including residents of long-term care facilities and nursing homes. Our class action lawyers work on a contingency basis, meaning you will not be asked to pay up-front or hourly legal fees. To learn more about our experience, our policies, and our Erin Meadows class action lawsuit, contact us today.