Alberta Health sues Ontario doctor for costly tumour mistake of patient who moved out west

TORONTO — In an unusual case of cross-border medical malpractice, the Alberta Health Ministry is suing an Ontario doctor whose alleged misdiagnosis of a brain tumour led to the patient needing extensive – and costly – treatment in the Western province.

Alberta’s top court recently gave the green light to the lawsuit – jointly launched with the patient and her husband – after a lower court said judges there had no jurisdiction to hear the case.

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