Class action lawsuit against Parkside Extendicare is launched

A class-action lawsuit regarding the handling of the COVID-19 pandemic at the Parkside Extendicare nursing home where many died as a result of the virus has been filed.

Tony Merchant is the lawyer who filed the lawsuit. His statement of claim contains several allegations and that Extendicare was negligent, callous and displayed wanton disregard for vulnerable residents they were caring for.

41 people died and 200 residents and staff became ill after an outbreak at the home on the city’s south side.

Extendicare is saying it will respond to these allegations through the appropriate legal channels in due course.

The provincial ombudsman is currently investigating the outbreak after being asked to do so by the provincial government in late January.

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