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Health Sciences North Class Action

Gluckstein Lawyers has filed a class-action lawsuit for all patients who had breast imaging reports misread by the radiologists at Sudbury’s Health Sciences North hospital. This alleged negligence has resulted in catastrophic outcomes for patients following systemic breast imaging errors, including missed cancerous lesions. The lawsuit names the hospital and several of its doctors and radiologists as defendants.

The class action centers around issues of negligence in Health Sciences North’s Radiology Department specifically focused on quality and accuracy problems in breast imaging interpretation. The suit alleges that, between 2008 and 2020, the department consistently fell below the required standard of care when interpreting breast imaging reports.

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Health Sciences North and What They Knew

In February 2018, a group of senior surgeons at Health Sciences North sent a letter to the hospital’s senior leadership “regarding significant concerns regarding breast-specific imaging at Health Sciences North.” The letter outlined substantial issues that were identified relating to the accuracy and overall quality of breast imaging reports. According to the Doctors, they had problems with the substandard quality frequency and the lack of desire for improvements.

Eligible Plaintiffs

“Class” and “Class Members” means all persons,

  1. who underwent Breast Imaging at HSN during the Class Period, or where such person is deceased, the personal representative of the estate of the deceased (the “Patient Class”) and includes the Plaintiff; and
  2. all living parents, grandparents, children, grandchildren, siblings, and spouses (within the meaning of section 61 of the FLA) of the Patient Class, or where such a family member died, the personal representative of the deceased family member (the “Family Class”)
  3. “Class Period” means the period from January 1, 2008  until December 31, 2020

Our Clients Come First

Misdiagnosing breast cancer can lead to life-changing severe pain and suffering that requires additional medical treatment, rehabilitation, counselling, and other forms of care. Failing to interpret imaging reports correctly has resulted in further and ongoing treatment, shortened life expectancies, and even death.

At Gluckstein Lawyers we understand that the victims have lost trust in healthcare institutions that were meant to look after them. If you or your loved one have been affected by the negligence of Health Science’s North Radiology Department, and are not currently represented or have yet to speak with a lawyer, please know that you can contact us for information on next steps and support.

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Since 1962, we have been working with clients and their families to assist them in their healing journey, and working directly with our community to ensure our clients have access to the resources and support they need.

For almost 60 years, we’ve helped clients and their families move forward with dignity and trusted expertise when faced with life-altering injuries. We are committed to serving our clients, who we embrace as family. Our clients depend on us during the most challenging times of their lives, and we are with them every step of the way.

If you have been affected by the negligence of Health Science’s North Radiology Department, please feel free to contact us to talk about how Gluckstein Lawyers can help you as you deal with your loss and rebuild your life. We are committed to advocating on your behalf with dignity and respect. We are here to help.

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Accessing Further Support

If you or your loved one have been affected the negligence of Health Science’s North Radiology Department and are not currently represented or have yet to speak with a lawyer, please know that you can contact us for information on the next steps and support.

Please contact Jordan Assaraf at Gluckstein Lawyers to schedule a free consultation. We will sit down with you to review your case, and offer our professional insights with regard to moving forward.

At Gluckstein, everyone who walks through our doors is treated like family. We know that the legal process can be stressful and difficult, and we are committed to offering full-circle care to our clients which not only covers the legal aspects of a case, but also offers support for your emotional and rehabilitative needs both during and after completion of the case.

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