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Radiotherapy women to be compensated

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19:21 CEST+02:00
At least 500 women thought to have suffered side effects from breast cancer treatment in the 70s and 80s are to be tracked down and offered compensation.

Hospitals in Umeå and Örebro were said to have used particularly high doses of radiation at the time and the County Council Insurance Association has commissioned Doctor Sten Friberg to research cases where this has occurred.

"We caused these injuries. It's our responsibility to make sure justice is being done", said Friberg in an interview in Wednesday's Aftonbladet.

Friberg will review old journals detailing methods in individual cases from the 70s and 80s.

"It wasn't known at the time how dangerous radioactive treatment is, but we know today what the effects are", said Friberg.

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