What is the Cumberland Manor Coronavirus Class Action investigation about?
In July 2020, Cumberland Manor in Sunshine North, Victoria, experienced a devastating coronavirus outbreak resulting in a total of 53 residents and 54 staff being infected with 11 residents losing their lives.
This legal investigation is concerning the aged care facility's alleged negligence in dealing with the outbreak.
If you are a family member of a person who passed away after being infected with COVID-19 while at Cumberland Manor, you may be entitled to make a claim.
Can I join the Cumberland Manor Coronavirus Class Action Investigation?
You are able to sign up to the class action investigation if:
You have a family member or close relative that was a resident of Cumberland Manor during the outbreak of COVID-19 virus in 2020.
That family member or close relative passed away as a result of COVID-19.
If you meet the criteria above, you may be entitled to compensation and you are encouraged to register for the Cumberland Manor Coronavirus Class Action Investigation.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a class action?
When Governments, large companies or institutions do the wrong thing and people are harmed or suffer loss as a result, an individual can have little to no means of bringing a legal claim.
Class actions are an important mechanism within Australia’s legal system that allow large groups of people to come together to pursue a claim collectively.
For a class action to take place, there are three criteria that need to be met:
There must be 7 or more people that have claims against the same defendant; and
The claims relate to the same or similar circumstances; and
The claim must relate to at least one common issue of law or fact.
For more information about how class actions resolve, click here.
How long do class actions take to resolve?
It can take up to several years for a class action to resolve. The time taken from case commencement through to resolution and settlement administration depends on the particular case, and the nature of the claim.
For more information about class actions and how they work, click here.
Does it cost anything to join a class action?
Shine Lawyers is committed to ensuring that everyone, regardless of their background or financial situation, has access to justice. We run our class actions in a way that means you are not exposed to any costs or financial risk, so joining a class action will cost you nothing.
When a class action is successful, the legal fees and costs to run the class action are deducted from the settlement amount that is approved by the Court. If the class action is unsuccessful, we will ensure there are no out-of-pocket costs to you.
Will my contact details be kept private?
Yes, your contact details will remain confidential and we will seek your consent before disclosing any of your personal information (including before such disclosure is required by the Court).
Shine Lawyers will only use your personal information strictly for the purpose of the legal proceedings.