Are criminal charges warranted against Sigma for denying dieing girls liver transplant?
- megLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
If she got the liver transplant someone else who might benefit more would not get one because of the shortage of organ donors. You can't do everything for everybody, but it should not be insurance companies making the decisions.
- IplayadoconTVLv 51 decade ago
I'm surprised that any doctor would even suggest a liver transplant for someone with active leukemia. How would the anti-rejection drugs for the new liver, and chemotherapy get along together? Just because someone thinks that it MIGHT help does it mean as a society that we should do it? Where do you draw the line financially? Do you have any idea how much money this is costing? I don't think that the parents have any grounds for pressing the D.A. for pressing charges. After all, they pulled the plug.
- CustoLv 41 decade ago
IplayadoconTV is right. No charges should be filed at all. I'd like to actually hear the WHOLE story...
And, has anyone heard if the health insurance the family has was from an employer? The 'funder' of the insurance can have a lot to do with stuff like this... Just a thought.
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- evans_michael_yaLv 61 decade ago
According the article, the girl was a leukemia patient in a vegetative state. Do you believe we have a endless supply of livers for everyone who needs one? The article states an appeal was underway, citing the girl had a possible 6 month survivability rate of 65% based on similar case studies...in a VEGETATIVE STATE. Also notice she died AFTER she was removed from life-support. Grow up people.
- Darth VaderLv 61 decade ago
First of all it was Cigna, not Sigma.
A corporation cannot be tried for a crime, only an individual can. A corporation has to be taken to a civil court and sued.
You cannot put a corporation in jail.
It will be a long haul in court.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
We are only hearing one side of the story. If those lovers of Government health care had a brain they would know that this would become a common occurrence.
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- 1 decade ago
No, insurance companies have in place policies that are explained in the paperwork, if you do not like the words find a company you do like.
- MadLibsLv 61 decade ago
I also question if and why the doctor's wouldn't operate without payment.