February 6, 2019 – Waddell Phillips and Howie, Sacks and Henry launch lawsuit on behalf of Canadian diplomats for “Havana Syndrome” —
Fourteen plaintiffs, consisting of Canadian diplomats and their family members who were posted to Havana, Cuba, have suffered brain injuries, which are now referred to as “Havana Syndrome”. They are suing the government for failing to protect them and for putting them in harm’s way.
Read national and international coverage here:
New York Times, “Canadian Diplomats Sue Their Government Over Mysterious Cuba Disease”: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/07/world/canada/havana-syndrome-canada.html
Globe and Mail, “Diplomats launch suit alleging Ottawa failed to address mysterious ‘Havana syndrome’ brain injuries”: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/politics/article-cuba-diplomats-launch-suit-alleging-ottawa-failed-to-address/
BBC, “Diplomats sue Canada government over mystery illness in Cuba”: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-47154987
Radio-Canada, “Syndrome de La Havane: des diplomates canadiens poursuivent Ottawa pour 28 millions”: https://ici.radio-canada.ca/nouvelle/1151433/syndrome-havane-diplomates-canadiens-poursuite-ottawa
CTV, “Trudeau says diplomats in Cuba suffered ‘real’ health problems”: https://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/trudeau-says-diplomats-in-cuba-suffered-real-health-problems-1.4288016