By Staff The Canadian Press
Posted September 18, 2023 1:09 pm
Coroner slams Quebec for ignoring COVID-19 hazard successful semipermanent care
1:47 Coroner slams Quebec for ignoring COVID-19 hazard successful semipermanent care
A Quebec Superior Court justice is being asked to authorize a class-action suit connected behalf of each residents of nationalist semipermanent attraction homes that experienced COVID-19 outbreaks during the pandemic’s archetypal 2 waves.
Montreal lawyer Patrick Martin-Menard said Monday successful tribunal that Quebec’s aboriginal effect to COVID-19 successful semipermanent attraction homes was marked by improvisation and that a pre-existing pandemic program was ignored until it was excessively late.
The suit would besides see household members of residents who died betwixt March 2020 and March 2021.
Martin-Menard says that outbreaks astatine attraction homes would person been prevented had the existing program been enactment into action.
He says semipermanent attraction centres were ill-prepared to person patients from hospitals, and couldn’t decently attraction for residents aft the authorities banned visits from household caregivers.
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Lawyers for the Quebec authorities are scheduled to reason against the suit aboriginal this week.
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