TORONTO, May 19, 2016 /CNW/ - A class action lawsuit seeking $15 million in damages has been launched in Ontario Superior Court of Justice on behalf of patients of Ottawa-based Dr. Pierre Dupont, his clinic, operating as Ottawa Foot Practice Inc., and the College of Chiropodists of Ontario by law firm Thomson, Rogers.
The Statement of Claim alleges that Dr. Dupont recommended a stent procedure to Class Members to correct foot ailments, including "flat footedness."
The Claim alleges Dr. Dupont recommended the stent procedure to his patients, including the Plaintiff who is an 11 year old boy represented by his mother in the litigation, when it was unsafe and inappropriate to do so. The Claim further alleges that Dr. Dupont used an unapproved stent, which he developed, manufactured and profited from the sale of.
The Claim alleges that the College of Chiropodists of Ontario granted Dr. Dupont a certificate of Registration to practice as a Chiropodist in Ontario when it was against its own policies to do so because of Dr. Dupont's past lifetime suspension as a dentist in the Province of Quebec due to alleged misconduct.
The particulars of the lawsuit, including the Statement of Claim, are available on Thomson, Rogers website.
Potential class members can register their claim on Thomson, Rogers' website by completing the "Consultation Form Re: Potential Claims against Dr. Pierre Dupont."
The Plaintiffs and the proposed class are represented by lawyers Craig Brown, Darcy Merkur and Stephen Birman of Thomson, Rogers. Thomson, Rogers has a longstanding history of successful class representation.
Thomson, Rogers is the largest personal injury law firm in Ontario and is also a leader in family law litigation, class actions, commercial litigation, and land use litigation. For more information on Thomson, Rogers please visit www.thomsonrogers.com
SOURCE Thomson, Rogers
For further information: For more information or to arrange interviews, please contact: Mary Ann Freedman, Freedman & Associates Inc. for Thomson, Rogers, Tel: 416-868-1500, Email: [email protected]