The law firm of Flaherty McCarthy LLP has commenced a multi-million dollar Class Action against DR. VIVEK (VICK) HANDA, UPPER MIDDLE DENTAL and VICK HANDA DENTISTRY PROFESSIONAL CORPORATION alleging widespread exposure to various blood-borne diseases as a result of the defendants’ provision of dental services. On June 9, 2017, the Halton Region Health Department found an immediate health hazard present at Upper Middle Dental due to improperly cleaned dental instruments. The allegations contained in the Statement of Claim have not yet been proven in Court. The proposed Class Proceeding seeks $10 million dollars in damages on behalf of approximately 9,000 patients and their family members. Those affected individuals should have received a notice from the Halton Region Medical Officer of Health with instructions to seek blood testing.
A copy of the issued Statement of Claim can be found here.
At this point, the matter is a proposed class proceeding. As a class member, you do not have to do anything more to be involved in this lawsuit. You will be a member of the class until you are given the opportunity to opt out, which will be your choice.
The Honourable Mr. Justice Morgan has recently been appointed as the Judge responsible for managing this proposed Class Proceeding. We have scheduled the first Case Management Meeting of all counsel for January 31, 2018. More information will be posted following that meeting.