Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Alberta Court of Appeal Rules Lawsuit against Ontario Radiologist Can Proceed

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Alberta Court of Appeal Rules Lawsuit against Ontario Radiologist Can Proceed

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Court OKs lawsuit against Ontario radiologist

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EDMONTON - The Alberta Court of Appeal has ruled that Alberta Health can sue a radiologist in Ontario whose alleged misdiagnosis led to costly health care costs for a woman who moved west from Ontario.

Martina Gulevich, who launched the lawsuit alongside her husband and Alberta Health, was living in Brampton, Ont., in November 2007 when she sought medical care for headaches and vision changes.

According to the Court of Appeal decision, Gulevich underwent a CT scan requested by her family doctor, and the scan was reviewed by a Toronto-area radiologist who indicated in a report that the results appeared normal.

Gulevich moved to Alberta in 2008 and, when her headaches returned, she again sought medical treatment. …

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