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$5.4 Million Quebec Breast Cancer Wait List Class Action Settlement Approved


This is a settlement for the Medical Malpractice lawsuit.

Montreal, PQ: A $5.4 million province-wide settlement was approved by the Quebec Superior Court on September 25, 2009 regarding wait times for breast cancer radiotherapy treatment in Quebec.

The settlement grants compensation to patients diagnosed with breast cancer whom, between October 13, 1997 and March 26, 2009, after undergoing conservative surgery without chemotherapy, waited more than 12 weeks from the date of their referral in radio-oncology at the following Quebec hospitals:

- Centre Hospitalier de Chicoutimi
- Centre Hospitalier des Vallées-De-L'Outaouais
- Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Montréal (CHUM)
- Hôpital Notre-Dame, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Montréal (CHUM)
- Hôtel-Dieu, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Québec (CHUQ)
- Hôtel-Dieu de Québec
- Centre Universitaire De Santé de l'Estrie Site Fleurimont
- Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont
- Jewish General Hospital
- McGill University Health Center (MUHC)
- Hôpital Général De Montréal
- McGill University Health Center (MUHC)
- Hôpital Royal Victoria
- Centre Hospitalier Régional de Trois-Rivières
- Centre Hospitalier Régional de Rimouski.

THE SETTLEMENT

The Quebec Superior Court has approved a $5.4 million settlement ("the Settlement Fund") for the hospitals listed above ("the Hospitals") to allow for compensation of these eligible persons.

It is estimated that a fixed compensation payment ranging from $350 to $1,000.00 will be allocated to all approved claims. The final amount to be paid to each approved claimant will vary according to the total number of approved claims.

To File a Claim

The claims must be submitted to the Administrator before midnight March 31, 2010. Claims are best registered online by way of a fast, secure and easy to follow process at www.cancerwaitclaim.com.

Patients who experienced post-surgery radiotherapy treatment delays must file claims by March 31, 2010.

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Published on Oct-28-09


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