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Coronavirus: Extendicare now hit with $200M class-action lawsuit over long-term care deaths

COVID-19, and seeks more than $200 million in damages, according to a fresh statement of claim.The unproven claim alleges Extendicare failed to respond properly to the pandemic and was negligent in the care of residents.“The plaintiffs plead that the defendants behaved in a reprehensible and unconscionable manner by failing to implement an adequate COVID-19 response plan,” the suit alleges.“The defendants had a history of failing to implement properly, or at all, an adequate infection-control program.”A similar $500-million lawsuit announced on Wednesday also names Extendicare as well as other long-term care providers across Ontario such as Chartwell and Sienna Senior Living.The unproven claim also names the Ontario government along with.

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