Indian Hospitals Settlement Agreement information available

On January 25, 2018, former patients of Indian hospitals filed a $1.1-billion class-action lawsuit against the federal government. The patients are seeking financial compensation and a formal acknowledgement of the government’s negligence in the operation of Indian hospitals. This class action was certified on January 22, 2020. 

Anyone who was admitted to one of the 29 “Indian hospitals” listed in the Statement of Claim is encouraged to contact Koskie Minsky LLP. The claim includes three Indian hospitals in BC: Coqualeetza (Sardis), Miler Bay (Prince Rupert) and Nanaimo.

There is no need to sign-up to be part of the class-action lawsuit, but if a person is a class member they can choose to opt-out.  Class members may opt-out if they wish to pursue independent legal action. Instructions for opting out are provided by the plaintiff’s lawyer.

If you believe you may be a class member, please call 1-866-777-6308 or contact indianhospitalsclassaction@kmlaw.ca for more information.