According to the plaintiffs’ lawyers, a settlement was reached in the class action lawsuit filed for years alleging “neglect, ill-treatment, physical and sexual assault” on psychiatric patients at the Restigouche Hospital Center in Campbellton.
In the lawsuit filed in 2019 against the hospital’s operating organization “Vitalite Health Network” and the state government; It was alleged that the defendants violated their legal duties and obligations while operating the Restigouche Hospital Center, and that the plaintiffs suffered physical and sexual assault.
The investigation, which was opened as a result of the allegations that emerged with the complaint of a family living in the city that their children with autism were given excessive medication and were attacked during treatment, went back to 1954.
A total of 17 million Canadian dollars (approximately 335 million TL) was offered to the patients whose numbers were not disclosed by the hospital administration before the decision hearing of the provincial court where the case was held on September 25.
According to the developments reflected in the Canadian press, the proposed figure was accepted by the plaintiff’s lawyers.
Vitalite Health Network President and CEO (CEO) Dr. France Desrosiers said: “The proposed agreement has been created to the satisfaction of all parties. Once the settlement is approved by the court, we will be able to close this book and focus on the future.” said.