200 Patients Sue Cedars-Sinai Over Radiation Exposure
On Tuesday, more than 200 patients filed a lawsuit against Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles after they allegedly were exposed to eight times the recommended amount of radiation during brain tests related to a stroke. State public health officials currently are investigating the issue, which resulted in the patients being exposed to high radiation levels for 18 months beginning in February 2008. Plaintiffs' attorneys said more patients could join the lawsuit after news of it spreads.
- "More Than 200 Patients Exposed to Radiation Sue Cedars-Sinai" (Evans, Torrance Daily Breeze, 10/20).
"Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Cedars-Sinai Over CT Radiation Overdose" (Clark, HealthLeaders Media, 10/21).