A team of lawyers at Murphy Battista LLP, led by Scott Stanley and John Cameron along with a team from Slater Vecchio LLP were successful in obtaining an order for 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. The certification order allows the Plaintiff to pursue the following common issues: violation of privacy, vicarious liability, and punitive damages.

The class action arises from the alleged involvement of Brigitte Cleroux, an individual believed to be an unlicensed nurse, in the provision of nursing care to approximately 1,150 patients who attended for gynecological surgical procedures during the specified period.

PHSA sent out letters to all of those in BC that were treated by Cleroux. If people believe they are included in this action, they are encouraged to reach out to Murphy Battista LLP or Slater Vecchio LLP about their experience.

Read the Reasons for Judgement on Certification Application in Massie v. Provincial Health Services Authority, 2023 BCSC 1275.

More information about the class action and contact information can be found here: Cleroux (Provincial Health Services Authority) Class Action.

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