Over the past few months, we have spoken with hundreds of women who were patients at B.C. Women’s Hospital and Health Centre (BC Women’s) during the period June 1st, 2020 to June 30th, 2021 when an unlicensed and unqualified nurse impersonator, Brigitte Cleroux (“Cleroux”) improperly became involved in patient care.
In that process we have learned that many women were unaware of the extent to which Cleroux was involved in their care and was allegedly involved in, among other things, the improper administration of medications. In other cases, many women were understandably very upset and shocked that Cleroux was even present and administering medical treatment to them during the most private and sensitive of procedures. We have also learned that some women may not have received a letter about their exposure to Cleroux due to a change in their address.
We can assist affected women with obtaining access to their medical records and explaining what role Cleroux played in their care, including explanations of various codes and acronyms in their medical records.
If you have received a letter from Provincial Health Services Authority (“PHSA’) indicating that Cleroux was involved in your care, or you were treated in the gynecological surgical department at BC Women’s between June 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021 and you would like to learn more about your options including our proposed Class Action we would be happy to speak to you.
The proposed class action is brought on behalf of parties who may have been harmed by Cleroux. You are a class member if you are a resident of Canada and were a patient at BC Women’s and received any treatment from Cleroux or she had access to your private medical information and/or observed your private procedure(s).