Breast cancer patients sue over radiotherapy wait times

Pengelley, Heather
May 2004
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;5/25/2004, Vol. 170 Issue 11, p1655
Academic Journal
Reports on the authorization given by Quebec Superior Court Justice John Bishop to a class action suit on behalf of breast cancer patients who are against hospital waiting lists. Implication of the precedent-setting ruling of the Justice for similar lawsuits across the country; Allegations of patient Anahit Cilinger against hospitals in Quebec for delays in breast cancer surgery and radiotherapy; Amount that could be charged to hospitals if the suit is successful; Impact of longer delays of treatment on patient with breast cancer.


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