Man seeking MS procedure loses human-rights complaint

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Man seeking MS procedure loses human-rights complaint

Post by MSUK » Mon Nov 14, 2011 11:52 pm


A British Columbia man with multiple sclerosis who was denied a controversial medical procedure promoted by Italian physician Paolo Zamboni has had his complaint dismissed by the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal.

Gregory Turnbull says he was denied access to and funding for treatment and diagnostic procedures normally available to the public because he suffers from MS.

The tribunal said it found no evidence of discrimination in its ruling last week.

Turnbull said in his complaint that he was scheduled to receive venous angioplasty by an interventionist radiologist at Victoria General Hospital for treatment of chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency (CCSVI) resulting in abnormal narrowing of his left and right jugular veins, a condition ancillary to multiple sclerosis.

Two other multiple sclerosis patients had previously undergone this procedure, he said.... Read More - ... ageid/2954

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