UPDATE: January 14, 2021
McKenzie Lake Lawyers LLP would like to inform residents of Ontario that the class action against Paramed Inc. in respect of allegedly using improperly sterilized equipment in wound care services, was certified on September 22, 2020.
The Court has not taken a position as to the likelihood of recovery on the part of the plaintiff or class, or as to the merits of the claims or defences asserted by either side.
All persons who received wound care involving the use of medical instruments at Paramed Inc.’s Clinics located at 124 Barker Street, 1340 Huron Street, and 148 Fullarton Street, Suite 200 in London, Ontario between January 1, 2008 and July 27, 2018 and who were contacted by the Defendant and advised that they may have been exposed to infection and should be tested for hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and HIV, or where such person is deceased, the personal representative of the estate of the deceased person, are automatically included in the class action lawsuit. If someone who meets this definition does not want to participate in the class action lawsuit, they must opt-out. Those who opt out of the class action may be entitled to pursue a claim in a separate proceeding. Anyone who wishes to opt-out and not participate in the class action must send a written, signed election, including their name, address and telephone number by March 15, 2021 to McKenzie Lake Lawyers LLP c/o Paramed Class Action.
On August 20, 2018, the Middlesex-London Health Unit issued an advisory indicating that there was a lapse in infection prevention and control practices at four ParaMed Clinics in London between 2008 and July 27, 2018. As part of their investigation, public health inspectors found inadequate cleaning of critical devices used in wound care services. Wound care instruments were being re-used without sterilization or high-level disinfection between patients.
As such, the Health Unit is advising that anyone who received wound care at ParaMed Flex Clinic between this time, may be at risk of having acquired a blood-born infection, including Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, and HIV.
For any inquiries with respect to this class action, please contact us directly by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by phone at 1-844-672-5666. If corresponding by email, be sure to include your name, your telephone number and a brief message.