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Cumberland Manor Coronavirus Class Action Investigation

Shine Lawyers is investigating legal action against Cumberland Manor for alleged negligence over its handling of a fatal coronavirus outbreak at the facility.


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.

How to register for the Cumberland Manor Coronavirus Class Action Investigation

To register for the Cumberland Manor Coronavirus Class Action Investigation on a no-cost, no-obligation basis, please click the ‘Register Now’ button below and fill out the registration form.

Sign up for the investigation

If you have any questions or require any assistance in registering for the class action, please contact our Cumberland Manor Coronavirus Class Action Investigation team on 1800 778 782.

Common Questions

Joining a class action costs you nothing. There are no out of pocket costs for you, as the legal fees and costs to run the class action will only be deducted from the settlement amount in the event of a successful outcome.

At this stage of the class action, it is not possible to estimate a specific figure that each person can expect to receive.

The amount of compensation will vary between group members, depending on your individual circumstances and how you have been harmed or the losses you have suffered.

The Court approves the settlement distribution scheme which details how the compensation is to be divided among group members. The administrator of the settlement distribution scheme (usually the lead applicant’s legal team) is appointed by the Court to distribute the compensation in accordance with the scheme, and organises payment to the group members as efficiently as possible.

Time limits do often apply in class actions. In some cases, the Court will require anyone who wishes to benefit from a class action settlement to register prior to a settlement approval hearing. If you register after that hearing, you may not be entitled to any compensation received in the class action. If you think that you may be eligible to participate in a class action, it’s important to register as soon as possible to ensure you fall within any time limitation period.