Calgary E.coli Outbreak Daycare Lawsuit

Did your child contract E. coli at a Calgary daycare?

You may be able to claim compensation for suffering due to illness, medical expenses, financial loss, and more. No class action required. You will receive personalized legal attention and compensation. Contact Litco Law now for a free consultation.

Was your child affected by the Calgary Daycare E. Coli outbreak? As of September 19, 2023, there were 348 lab-confirmed cases of E. coli related to a group of Calgary daycares. If your child became ill with E. Coli contracted at a Calgary daycare, your family may be entitled to compensation.

In response to this outbreak, there has been some discussion of a lawsuit against the daycares and food handlers. This would happen through a Calgary E. Coli daycare outbreak class action lawsuit or a mass tort action (yes, there's a difference). We explain what the difference is and provide some insight into which option might be best for your family.

Class action lawsuit vs. mass torn action. Which one is right for you?

  • Class Action Lawsuit - A class action lawsuit usually involves a group of people who collectively sue a company, retailer, manufacturer, employer, government, or financial institution for injuries suffered as a result of wrongdoing or negligence. All class action lawsuits are brought on by a specific trigger event, such as injuries caused by a defective product or service.

  • Mass Tort Action - In cases where people and their families were impacted differently, it may be better to pursue legal action independently. A mass tort action allows the injured parties (plaintiffs) to bring an individual case against a company alongside other people in similar situations. Unlike class action lawsuits, where a single person acts as the representative for the group of injured persons, mass tort actions allow each person to pursue their cases individually.

In the case of the Calgary E. coli daycare outbreak, many families and their children were impacted differently depending on the severity of their child's illness, the financial impact on their family, and more. As a result, the families may have different interests personally in the outcome of their claim.

*It is also important to note that you can choose to pursue a mass tort action even if a class action lawsuit is ongoing.*

Will I have legal fees for a mass tort action?

A mass tort action is funded through something called a contingency fee agreement at Litco Law, which means we will never charge any fees while your claim progresses. We'll cover any costs for gathering evidence or anything else needed to settle your claim, regardless of how long that takes.

Our fee is based on a percentage of your settlement once your claim is resolved. If for any reason your claim cannot be resolved, we won't charge you anything. This allows clients to breathe a sigh of relief knowing they won't have to worry about covering legal fees while their claim is ongoing.

Have legal questions about the Calgary E. coli daycare outbreak?

If you have questions about a mass tort action or class action lawsuit for the Calgary E. coli daycare outbreak, you can contact our legal team at any time free of charge. Our lawyers will answer your questions and help you understand which legal action is right for you. Most importantly, they will help protect your child's legal rights and know what to do before an insurance company comes knocking to offer money and asks you to sign a release.

At Litco Law, we have nearly 50 years of experience protecting the rights of the injured. No child should ever be put at risk by the caregivers that you have entrusted them with. Our lawyers are here to help. Call us today for a free consultation. We'll answer your questions and help you protect your child's rights.

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