But some complaints come back much earlier, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Attorney Sarah Selman alone, who is defending many of the plaintiffs, claimed that she had filed 80 complaints of “manslaughter”, “endangering the lives of others” and “failing to assist a person in danger” against the Orpea group. The Nanterre Prosecutor’s Office, which focuses on all complaints in this case, claims to have received 55. Other complaints targeting the Corian and Domusvi groups have been filed and are being considered.
More than 1000 reports
These complaints are only the tip of the iceberg. Attorney Sarah Saldman claims to have received “in all over 1,000 Orpea reports”, or “about fifty” reports per week. “Among these reports, there are in particular employees who write to me anonymously to tell me that the situation has not necessarily changed from within,” she explains to Franceinfo.
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