Orchard Villa Class Action Lawsuit
Ontario nursing homes have been uniquely affected by the global COVID-19 pandemic. A majority of COVID-19 fatalities in the province are linked to these facilities, some of which failed to appropriately plan for or respond to the highly contagious virus.
One such facility was Orchard Villa Long Term Care in Pickering, Ontario. As of early May, the residence had recorded almost 60 deaths related to COVID-19. Family members are looking for answers: how could the home be so unprepared for a well-publicized health emergency?
As one affected family member said to the media: “I have worked in Ontario hospitals, long-term care facilities, patient’s homes, and various therapy clinics for the past 36 yeras. I am well versed in Ontario’s health-care system after 36 years of service to parents, residents, and their families. With this experience behind me, I am confident when I say that I have never, in my life, experienced the degree of chaos and unprofessionalism in health care as I have recently seen at Orchard Villa Long Term Care.”
Will Davidson LLP has launched a class action lawsuit against Orchard Villa Long Term Care. The lawsuit aims to deliver compensation and closure to affected residents and their family members. If you are interested in joining our Orchard Villa class action, or have information that may be pertinent, please contact us today.
Unfortunately, substandard care is nothing new in Ontario’s long-term care system. A statement written by Gary Will, Will Davidson LLP’s Managing Partner and lead counsel on the Orchard Villa class action, states:
“From 2015 onwards, residents and family members of residents at Orchard Villa noticed a significant decline in the level of services. Orchard Villa was investigated by the Ministry of Long Term Care on nineteen occasions from 2017 to 2019 in response to specific complaints concerning serious deficiencies in the level of care at Orchard Villa. The Ministry spent over 43 days at Orchard Villa investigating the complaints. The Ministry issued 65 written warnings, 32 voluntary plans of correction, 13 compliance orders and referred 3 matters to the Director.”
Our Orchard Villa class action lawsuit alleges that the facility was woefully unprepared to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. For a time, Orchard Villa had the highest death rate of all Ontario long term care facilities. This was due, in part, to the facility’s mismanagement.
We believe that Orchard Villa and its parent company must be held responsible for the pain and suffering their lack of preparation has caused. For more information on this case, please see our Statement of Claim.
Contact Will Davidson LLP to Learn More About our Orchard Villa Class Action Lawsuit
If you, a member of your family, or someone you know has been affected by the COVID-19 outbreak at Orchard Villa Long Term Care in Pickering, Ontario, contact Will Davidson LLP today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. Our team will explain your legal options and provide information related to this class action lawsuit. Contact us today to learn more.