Canadian woman seeks class action suit over breast cancer tests

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: (Published 24 June 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b2491
  1. David Spurgeon
  1. 1Quebec

    A Montreal woman who was given a diagnosis of breast cancer last July and is uncertain whether the treatment she has been prescribed is appropriate is seeking to initiate a class action lawsuit against the Quebec provincial government for allegedly mishandling thousands of breast cancer tests.

    Her lawyer, Bruce W Johnston, of the Montreal firm Trudel and Johnston, claims that thousands of other Quebec women with breast cancer are also uncertain whether their treatments were appropriate. The tests were done to determine the hormone status …

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