Families sue Ontario long-term care providers over “disgusting” neglect

Daniel Otis, CTV News Writer, and Josh Debaas, CTV News Writer

All of these shocking scenes were the result of neglect by two major Ontario nursing home providers, two new proposed class-action lawsuits allege. “This is not a one-off scenario. These problems are pervasive,” lawyer Amani Oakley, who is leading both lawsuits, told CTV News. “We are alleging that there is a systemic negligence going on, that there is a failure to deliver the kind of care that’s been promised.” The landmark lawsuits, which are believed to be the first of their kind in Canada, target two industry giants: Extendicare and Leisureworld Senior Care Corporation, which was recently rebranded Sienna Senior Living. They’re seeking $150 million each.

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