Published in Cancer Weekly, February 8th, 1999
The jury awarded the woman $116 million in punitive damages and $4.5 million for medical expenses and loss of companionship in the 1995 death of her husband.
"I think the meaning of this verdict is that people are just plain mad," said Michael Bidart, the woman's attorney. "The health maintenance organizations (HMOs) are corporate executives practicing medicine where profit is the motive, not the best interest of the patients."
Aetna officials said...
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