Wrongful mastectomy victim to sue

CBC News

Leamington, Ont., woman whose case helped spark an investigation into wrongful mastectomies in Windsor is taking legal action.

Laurie Johnston’s lawyer announced Tuesday she has filed a claim for wrongful surgery.

Johnston will speak about the case in Toronto on Wednesday.

Johnston had a mastectomy in November at Windsor’s Hôtel-Dieu Grace Hospital, performed by Dr. Barbara Heartwell, even though it turned out she did not have breast cancer.

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/windsor/story/2010/03/02/windsor-wrongful-mastectomies-legal-action.html#ixzz0h2UzHiNV

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