Miskin Law Bringing Class Action Over False Positive COVID-19 Test Results


PETERBOROUGH, ON, May 5, 2020 /CNW/ - False positive test results cause distress and hardship at an Ontario long-term care facility.

Case Manor Care Community, a long-term care facility in Bobcaygeon, Ontario, is Covid-19 free.

However, false positive test results for staff and residents created distress and severe hardship for people living at Case Manor and those who care for them.

Tests administered April 25 and 26, 2020 showed eight positive results from 13 people tested.

The defective tests were administered by Bio Test Laboratories, based in Ottawa, Ontario, using tests provided by Spartan Bioscience. Suspicions arose May 1, 2020 that test results were in doubt. New test results, from another lab, which came out on May 4, 2020 showed negative for all concerned.

Miskin Law has been retained on behalf of the people involved and will be proceeding in the Ontario Court with a Class Action lawsuit to be issued online for the Superior Court in Peterborough against the lab and test manufacturer.

Senior lawyer and Managing Director, Murray Miskin says, "The Bobcaygeon community has already been devastated by Covid-19. To have false positive test results at Case Manor has made people terrified and they have suffered genuine financial losses in addition to emotional harm." The claim is on behalf of staff and their close friends and family members who have had to stop work and go into isolation, and also for residents and their families. Miskin Law is hoping to also work in co-operation with Sienna Senior Living, the owner of the facility, to recover its financial losses resulting from the incorrect testing.

About Miskin Law
Miskin Law is the leading Canadian law firm for asbestos injury compensation and is involved in numerous prescription drug and other injury class actions in addition to local and national personal injury litigation. Local to Ontario since 1988, the firm is based in Peterborough with offices in Lindsay and Whitby. 

SOURCE Miskin Law Professional Corp.


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