A new collective action targets a giant retirement home. Thirty complaints against Korian group nursing homes have been filed with a dozen prosecutors in several regions, lawyer Sarah Saldmann told AFP on Tuesday, confirming information from the Parisian. These complaints against X come from 18 families of residents, for acts of “endangering the life of others”, “non-assistance to a person in danger” and “manslaughter”.
They were filed in Aix-en-Provence, Bobigny, Bourges, Le Mans, Marseille, Nantes, Niort, Paris, Pau and Versailles, detailed Me Sarah Saldmann.
Korian reacted quickly, saying in a press release that the lawyer had “at no time taken action to formalize the complaints of her clients and thus assert their interests”. The group “knows nothing of the content of these complaints and therefore cannot make any comment” and recalls that “all serious situations brought to (its) knowledge are dealt with and systematically declared to the authorities”.
80 complaints against Orpea
Me Sarah Saldmann was already at the origin of nearly 80 complaints filed in April in Nanterre against the Orpea group for similar facts, in the wake of the scandal triggered by the book-investigation The Gravediggers by journalist Victor Castanet. Most of these procedures – apart from those concerning clinics of the Clinea subsidiary – have already “been investigated”, she said.