Class-action lawsuit issued on behalf of Ontario long-term care home residents

Article Link:

Discussion posted by: David McNamara

A class action proceeding has been issued by Thompson Rogers claiming damages of $15 million on behalf of families and residents of a Woodbridge long-term care home. The home—Woodbridge Vista Care Community—is owned by Sienna Senior Living and it lost dozens of residents to coronavirus-related deaths for what plaintiffs say was neglect, reports the REMI Network. Thompson Rogers issued a press release on June 15, 2020 stating that Joanne Dykeman, Sienna’s Executive Vice President of Operations made “disparaging and mocking comments” towards the home’s residents and families during an online meeting on June 3. She was dismissed from her position as a result of the incident.