Women sue over delays in treatment for breast cancer

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 18 March 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:660
  1. David Spurgeon
  1. Quebec

    A class action lawsuit is being launched against 12 Quebec hospitals on behalf of 10 000 patients who waited more than eight weeks for radiotherapy after being diagnosed with breast cancer. Thesuit, the first of its kind, could entail damages as great as $C50m (£21m; $US37m; €31m) and have repercussions in provinces across Canada.

    The suit was initiated by Anahit Cilinger, a Montreal woman of Turkish origin, who after waiting three months in vain for radiotherapy under Canada's …

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