Massie v Provincial Health Services Authority, 2023 BCSC 1275

Unlicensed and Unqualified Nurse (Brigitte Cleroux)

Current status

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What is this claim about?

Murphy Battista LLP is co-counsel with Slater Vecchio LLP on a class action against Provincial Health Services Authority (“PHSA”) concerning an unlicensed and unqualified nurse, Brigitte Cleroux (“Cleroux”), who worked at B.C. Women’s Hospital and Health Centre (“BCWH”) from June 2020 to June 2021 and who provided unlawful and illegal nursing services to patients during this period.

This action was recently certified on the issue of willful violation of privacy, but the Court held that any actions for damages arising from negligence, battery, or physical and/or psychological injury must be pursued individually by affected persons.

There is a two-year time limit to file these claims from the date the person became aware that they could make a claim.   This will vary for each person.  For most people, it will be the day they received the letter from PHSA advising that Cleroux was involved in their care.  Most of these letters were sent in November of 2021.  Anyone wishing to file an individual claim, should retain counsel and do so prior to November 1, 2023.

Who does the class action affect?

You are a class member in this proposed class action if you are a resident of Canada and a patient at BCWH and received treatments directly or indirectly from Cleroux from June 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021.

Who are the lawyers?

This class action is being pursued by a team of lawyers at Murphy Battista LLP, led by J. Scott Stanley and John Cameron along with a team from Slater Vecchio, led by Ryan Matheuszik.

What should I do if I have been impacted?

Please contact us by submitting the form below. A member of the legal team handling this action will contact you and you will be added to our database and kept apprised of developments.


If you have questions or would like to be included in our database of class members, you can email [email protected] or call Murphy Battista’s Vancouver office at (604) 683-9621 or Toll Free at 1-844-633-3817, and ask to speak to a member of the legal team handling the Provincial Health Services Authority (Cleroux) Class Action. Reception will transfer your call to someone who can help you.

News Coverage


Update on Fake Nurse at BC Women’s Hospital

March 1, 2022

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.…

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In the News

CTV talks to John Cameron about certification of class action against the Provincial Health Services Authority over employment of fake nurse in BC

July 27, 2023

On July 27, 2023, CTV interviewed John Cameron about the class action lawsuit certified against the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) on behalf of approximately 1,150 patients who had interactions with an unlicensed nurse during her employment at B.C. Women’s Hospital (BCWH) for more than a year. This legal action…

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Class action certified against Provincial Health Services Authority for unlicensed nurse’s alleged involvement in patient care at BC Women’s Hospital

July 26, 2023

Murphy Battista LLP and Slater Vecchio LLP jointly announce the successful certification of a class action against the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) on behalf of patients who received procedures at BC Women’s Hospital and Health Centre (BCWH) during 2020 and 2021. On July 25, 2023, the Supreme Court of…

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CBC’s “The Current” airs documentary about fake nurse Brigitte Cleroux

September 26, 2022

Fake nurse Brigitte Cleroux appeared in a Vancouver court on Sept 22nd to answer assault charges. At the same time, the CBC’s Matt Galloway of The Current aired Bethany Lindsay’s documentary on Cleroux’s history of impersonating professionals. Read the full story: This serial imposter spent decades posing as a nurse.…

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Update: Fake nurse facing new assault charges in Vancouver

September 9, 2022

CTV News has posted an update on fake nurse Bridget Cleroux stating that, “Several counts of assault and assault with a weapon have been approved against Brigitte Cleroux, all stemming from alleged incidents in Vancouver between July 2020 and May 2021. During that time, authorities said Cleroux was working at…

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Maclean’s magazine covers the Brigitte Cleroux nurse imposter story and class action

April 11, 2022

The May 2022 issue of Maclean’s features an investigative piece by journalist Sarah Treleaven on Brigitte Cleroux, the woman who used fake nursing credentials to gain employment at BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre from June 2020 to June 2021. Read the story “The nurse imposter. Brigitte Cleroux faked her…

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Cleroux Class Action Form

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