Lawyer says they have a representative plaintiff in class action lawsuit against Lundy Manor

COVID-19

A family has stepped forward to act as the representative for families in a class action lawsuit against a Niagara Falls retirement residence.

Lawyer and Managing Partner at Will Davidson LLP Gary Will says they are close to finalizing a statement of claim against Lundy Manor.

"The heart of this case is based on negligence. From what we've discovered so far the owners of Lundy Manor fell way below the standard of care. And that means that they should have been aware that there have been problems."

He says the statement could be filed within the next 7 - 10 days.

Will says they have been contacted by 5 families so far and several staff members.

"We've had so many calls from so many people. And some were reluctant to be at the forefront of the litigation but everyone is very interested in supporting a class action. And like I said, we now have a family that is prepared to be the representative plaintiff."

Former staff members have come forward voicing concerns with activities within the facility when the COVID-19 pandemic started, including serving meals in a crowded dining area.

18 people have died as COVID-19 swept through the facility.

According to Public Health's website, the outbreak at the building continues.