Class action accuses one of Canada’s biggest nursing-home companies of neglecting residents

Tom Blackwell, The Ottawa Citizen

A Toronto malpractice lawyer is launching what she calls an unprecedented class-action lawsuit against one of Canada’s biggest nursing-home companies, charging that it routinely neglects or mistreats elderly residents. The multi-million- dollar suit was prompted by the case of Ross Jones, a 68-year- old man who allegedly spent the last days of his life in agony, an infected pressure sore left untreated by a Revera Inc. facility. But the case underscores persistent complaints throughout the country that some long-term care homes deliver substandard care.

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