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Need To File A Motor Vehicle Accident Benefits Claim? Here’s What To Do

Nov 30, 2023
Car Crash

If you have been involved in a vehicle accident, your first priority is to stop the car and check if anyone has been injured. You might be wondering about the next steps. What important information should you record, and what visual evidence should be documented from the accident? We provide…

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Reporting Nursing Home Negligence in Ontario

Nov 27, 2023

Neglect in nursing homes happens when residents don’t receive the care they need, leading to physical or mental health issues. If your loved one has suffered in a long-term care or retirement home, we’re here to assist you in understanding the rights and options available for you and your family.…

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Gap in Long-Term Care Admissions Policy Puts High Care Needs Population at Risk

Mar 18, 2021
Woman sitting in wheelchair dark hallway

The COVID 19 crisis has placed a spotlight on the limited amount of hands-on care provided to residents in long-term care homes (LTCHs). The latest available Staffing Study prepared by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) reported that on average, each resident receives 2 hours and 18 minutes…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

Mar 24, 2020
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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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