Class Action Against Opal Aged Care

Article published 22 March 2018

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Class Action

A class action lawsuit has been filed against Opal Aged Care for failing to protect residents from the deadly 2011 fire at Quakers Hill Nursing Home.

Family members of the nursing home fire victims have accused Opal Aged Care of being negligent in relation to employing Roger Dean, the registered nurse who lit the fire.

The company is also accused of failing to have any, or any adequate, sprinkler system in place.

Following the Quakers Hill fire, CPSA campaigned hard for sprinkler systems in nursing homes. Sprinkler systems are now mandatory in NSW, although there are still states which do not have a similar requirement.

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