Class Action Filed against Moncton Hospital

McKiggan Hebert (Halifax) and Fidelis Law/Droit (Moncton) have filed a proposed class action against the Moncton City Hospital and nurse Nicole Ruest. The class action has been filed in the Court of Queen’s Bench of New Brunswick.

The class action alleges that a nurse employed by the Moncton Hospital, Nicole Ruest, gave oxytocin to patients in labour without their knowledge or consent. The oxytocin caused dangerous drops in the fetal heart rate. As a result, mothers were forced to undergo unnecessary emergency c-sections or instrument assisted deliveries causing injuries to mothers and their children.

What should you do?

If you had your baby at the Moncton City Hospital and you believe you may have received oxytocin without your permission there are a couple of things you can do:

  • If you have not done so already you should contact the Health records Department of the Moncton City Hospital at 1-844-225-0220 and request a copy of your labour and delivery record, your baby’s delivery record and a copy of the Fetal Heart Rate tracings.
  • You may want to consider contacting the RCMP so they can also investigate whether you were impacted.