Ontario Nurses Who Got SARS Can Proceed With Suit, Judge Says

Bloomberg, August 23, 2005

Ontario nurses who contracted SARS during a 2003 outbreak in Toronto can proceed with lawsuit over claims the provincial government failed to protect them adequately, a judge ruled.

Ontario Superior Court Judge Maurice Cullity today rejected a request from government lawyers to dismiss the lawsuit filed by The Ontario Nurses Association, a union representing 51,000 nurses in the province.

The case was filed on behalf of a 58-year-old nurse who died July 2003, and 52 other nurses who contracted severe acute respiratory syndrome, more commonly known as SARS. ... Ontario