Hundreds call lawyers after wrong ad says ‘Indian Hospital’ claims open – APTN News

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Hundreds call lawyers after wrong ad says ‘Indian Hospital’ claims open – APTN News

by ahnationtalk on January 21, 2022105 Views

Jan 21, 2022

A class-action lawsuit against the federal government over the treatment of patients in Canada’s Indian Hospital system has not been settled or begun a claims process.

A lawyer issued that statement Thursday after incorrect information appeared on Facebook this week garnering hundreds of responses from former patients.

“There’s no settlement and there may not be one,” said class-action lawyer Doug Lennox of Klein Lawyers in Vancouver, one of four law firms suing the federal government on behalf of thousands of former patients.

“This may be one of those cases that goes to trial.”

Last week, Fred Wilson, a First Nations health support worker on Vancouver Island, posted an ad for one of the law firms that said, “The Indian Hospital Claim Process is starting” and at the bottom, “Fred will Email you a form to start the process.”

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