It is safe to say that most Ontario residents know at least a little about what happened to some of the patients at Oak Ridge, a forensic mental health facility in this Province. Some of the horrors that allegedly occurred at Oak Ridge include outright torture, sleep deprivation, solid food starvation and experimentation with LSD on patients. Fortunately, Oak Ridge closed in 2014 and a civil litigation suit is in progress on the behalf of victims, but we the public should not assume mental health facility abuse is gone for good.
One of the most significant hallmarks for success in any class action litigation is having a team of lawyers who never give up. Many class action suits go on for a long time before they are resolved. What plaintiffs need most during this time is an active legal team that remains involved in the case for its duration.