Life Denied: Nurses, Family of Sick Teen March on Health Insurance Company Thursday - 17- year-old girl needs liver transplant, CIGNA denies...
The family and the nurses are urgently appealing to the public to call CIGNA at 818-500-6262 and demand they provide the care Nataline needs.
Dec 20, '07
Do you use the MARS machine in the US to treat acute liver failure - it has been used in the UK - it is not the perfect solution but it has bought some patients time while their own liver recovers enough?
Last edit by LiverpoolJane on Dec 20, '07
Dec 20, '07
I was at the rally.
Her mother was telling us that when the doctors wanted to do the transplant she was an exellent candidate. In the week since she has developed pneumonia.
Then the Moms cell phone rang. It was Cigna telling her they approved the surgery.
She went into their office to get it in writing when she got a call from the UCLA ICU that Nataline is worse. Mom and family, including the brother who gave bone marrow, rushed to the hospital.
Now prayers are needed.
I am crying and praying. Her friends from school and Girl Scouts were there.
Hundreds came out to support this family.
Last edit by pickledpepperRN on Dec 20, '07
: Reason: typo