On June 27, 2018, the law firm of Flaherty McCarthy LLP commenced a proposed Class Proceeding against Dr. Vincent Nadon and the University of Ottawa, University of Ottawa Health Services and the management company for UOHS.
Dr. Nadon has since been convicted and sentenced with respect to various offences, with some of the incidents dating back as far as 1990.
The proposed Class Proceeding seeks $500 million in damages on behalf of the affected patients of Dr. Nadon. The Statement of Claim alleges that Dr. Nadon sexually assaulted and filmed a number of patients while he worked for the University of Ottawa Health Services. As a result, these patients have suffered various emotional, physical and psychological harms. The allegations against the defendants have not yet been proven in Court.