Jean-Pierre Ménard speaks to Health Users Next Tuesday

Jean-Pierre Ménard, a lawyer known for representing several high profile cases against hospital administration practices, will be speaking to members of the CSSS Laval Users’ Committee next week.

“Many rules are essentially designed to protect the staff and not the users,” Ménard says.

Menard is known for taking on cases in which patients accuse hospitals, medical centres and doctors of making medical errors that caused harm. He’s also represented parents who want to use cameras to monitor their aging parents in health centres and parents whose baby died in questionable circumstances. He’s also the key author behind the French health rights website

The May 2 presentation will inform members of the users’ committee how they can properly make user complaints so that their experiences are respected by institutions or a professional order. Menard will also explain when someone might want to seek redress via a civil suit.

This conference will take place on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 from 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm in room 106 of the Pavillon du Boisé Papineau, located at 3235 Boulevard Saint-Martin Est, Laval. Places are limited and the conference is already full. To get on the waiting list, send an email to

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