Monday, July 13, 2009

$5.4 M Settlement For Breast-Cancer Wait Times

From CTV News:

A number of Quebec breast-cancer patients have reached an out-of-court settlement with 12 hospitals after they waited more than three months for breast-cancer chemotherapy.

The hospitals reached the $5.4 million deal in May with a group of patients led by Anahit Cilinger, who had filed the suit back in 2004, Cilinger's law firm said in a news release on Monday.

The settlement cuts short a proceeding that began on May 6 in Quebec Superior Court, said the firm, Marchand Melancon Forget.

As many as 4,000 patients could be eligible for compensation, lawyer Michel Savonitto told

"We're really satisfied because we started the class action eight years ago," he said in an interview.

"I think it's a good settlement for the class (action) members."

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