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Can I file a personal injury claim on behalf of a parent?

By Christine Morano | Nov 11, 2020
Can I file a personal injury claim on behalf of a parent?

If your parent is suffering from dementia, a brain injury, or other cognitive impairment, he or she may lack the mental capacity to bring a personal injury lawsuit. However, this does not mean that your parent can’t obtain financial recovery as a result of the negligence and/or abuse by another…

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COVID 19 Long-Term Care Negligence

By Christine Morano | Jun 8, 2020

The majority of COVID 19 related deaths in Ontario have been in long-term care homes. Just last week, the media reported over 100 cases of COVID 19 at Woodbridge Vista Care Community. The report published by the Canadian Armed Forces sheds light on the conditions at some of the worst-hit…

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Neglect in Ontario’s Long-Term Care System Exposed as Hundreds Die from COVID-19

By Christine Morano | Apr 20, 2020

As the death toll continues to rise in long-term care homes across the province the majority of the media’s reports are now focused on the impact of COVID-19 on the residents and staff in these homes. I have repeatedly heard the government say that these are unprecedented times and while…

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Request for Information regarding COVID 19 in long-term care to the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

By Christine Morano | Apr 13, 2020

Advocai LLP remains extremely concerned with the lack of transparency and measures taken by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to address the safety of our vulnerable elderly and the staff in long-term care homes across Ontario. The public needs to have basic information relating to COVID 19 infections…

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Open Letter to the Minister of Long-Term Care regarding COVID 19 Transparency and Measures

By John-Paul Zeni | Apr 3, 2020

Advocai LLP – lawyers for the sick, injured, and elderly, are deeply concerned with the lack of transparency and measures taken by the Ministry of Long-Term Care with respect to COVID 19. We have written and sent an Open Letter to the Minister of Long-Term Care regarding COVID 19 Transparency…

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Devastation in Long-Term Care: Residents and Staff Pay the Ultimate Price

By Christine Morano | Mar 31, 2020
Pinecrest long term care covid 19

COVID 19 outbreaks have caused devastation in long-term care homes – most notably at Pinecrest Nursing Home in Bobcaygeon, where 12 residents plus 1 volunteer have died and 24 staff members have tested positive. The situation is quickly worsening in the GTA where the virus has spread to numerous Long-Term…

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Can Long-Term Care and Retirement Homes Restrict Visitors in Response to Covid-19?

By Christine Morano | Mar 24, 2020
No Entry Sign

On March 14th, 2020, the National Post reported that Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of Health issued a memo recommending that all long-term care homes, retirement homes, supportive housing and hospices only allow ‘essential visitors’ – people visiting residents who are very ill or require end-of-life care. These homes have…

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What Happens to Elderly Patients already in Ontario Hospitals during the COVID-19 crisis?

By Christine Morano | Mar 20, 2020
Elderly woman in hospital bed

The number of COVID-19 cases in Ontario is expected to grow exponentially in the coming days/weeks and hospitals across the Province are rushing to prepare for a huge influx of patients so what happens to the elderly who are already patients in Ontario hospitals? It has been widely documented that…

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Personal Injury Lawyer: Why am I proud of it?

By John-Paul Zeni | Feb 26, 2020

I’m proud of the work that I do as a personal injury lawyer. I’m proud and privileged to have the opportunity to represent and advocate for victims – people, who through no fault of their own, have been injured and had their lives changed forever. Many of my clients face…

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Elder Law: what is it and why is it so important?

By Christine Morano | Feb 26, 2020

When I tell people that I am an Elder Law lawyer they often ask: “what is Elder Law”? So, I tell them that Elder Law is an area of law that focuses on legal issues facing older adults. In my practice, I represent clients living in retirement homes, long-term care…

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