A father pushes for change after his daughter's death.

Grigor Sarkisyan and his wife, Hilda, contend that Cigna improperly refused the liver transplant that UCLA physicians said at the time was urgently needed to save their 17-year-old daughter, Nataline. A judge said the couple couldn't pursue a wrongful-death suit against Cigna, citing a Supreme Court ruling that shields employer-paid 
healthcare plans from damages over their coverage decisions.
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( Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times / September 21, 2009 )

Grigor Sarkisyan and his wife, Hilda, contend that Cigna improperly refused the liver transplant that UCLA physicians said at the time was urgently needed to save their 17-year-old daughter, Nataline. A judge said the couple couldn't pursue a wrongful-death suit against Cigna, citing a Supreme Court ruling that shields employer-paid healthcare plans from damages over their coverage decisions.

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