A civil go well with filed by Moncton nurse Natasha Poirier in opposition to Randy Van Horlick, the person convicted of assaulting her whereas she labored, has been set for trial in January 2022.
Van Horlick was discovered responsible final November of two counts of assault and sentenced to 6 months in jail for attacking Poirier and fellow nurse Teresa Thibeault on the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont Hospital in March 2019.
On the time, the Crown prosecutor requested for restitution on behalf of the victims, however presiding Decide Yvette Finn stated the nurses must go to civil courtroom for compensation.
Natasha Poirier sued Van Horlick in August 2020, looking for compensation for misplaced revenue and for ache and struggling attributable to the assault on the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont Hospital in Moncton. (Tori Weldon/CBC)
Poirier had already filed her civil go well with in August 2020. No greenback quantity is hooked up, however her assertion of declare says Poirier is looking for compensation for lack of revenue and future earnings, and damages for assault, battery, psychological struggling, and ache and struggling.
“Having suffered by means of the ordeal that she has suffered by means of and being left with the accidents that she she presently has, it appears to me that she actually doesn’t have a alternative however to make a declare,” stated Kelly VanBuskirk, the lawyer representing Poirier.
Poirier didn’t attend Monday’s proceedings at Moncton’s Court docket of Queen’s Bench.
Van Horlick additionally was not current and didn’t have anybody there to signify him. He hasn’t filed an announcement of defence, VanBuskirk stated.
On the legal trial, Poirier testified that she suffered a damaged nostril, torn ligaments in her arm, a black eye and a concussion.
Her sufferer impression assertion was learn in courtroom on the sentencing, it acknowledged that she suffered continual neck and arm ache, and her mind harm left her having bother following conversations.
Poirier has not been in a position to return to work because the assault.
Justice Robert Dysart set the civil trial for Jan. 10 and 11.