Nataline Sarkisyan

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Was Company at Fault in Teen's Death?

Edwards champions cause of young patient, but case is not clear

(Newser) - Seventeen-year-old Nataline Sarkisyan, who died waiting for a liver transplant in December, has become the poster girl for John Edwards' call for a government-run health plan. Insurance giant Cigna denied her family's claim for the procedure, then reversed its decision a month later. She died shortly thereafter. But the story... More »

'They Took My Daughter Away From Me'

Family plans to sue insurer after teen dies awaiting liver transplant

(Newser) - The family of a 17-year-old whose insurer had refused to OK a liver transplant plans to sue the company in the wake of the girl's death, the Los Angeles Times reports. Leukemia patient Nataline Sarkisyan died after Cigna HealthCare refused to fund the transplant despite doctors’ recommendations. After online and... More »

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