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Class action filed for Cedars radiation patients

Publication Date: 
October 24, 2009
Source: 
Los Angeles Times
Author: 
Alan Zarembo

Professor Robert Rabin, an expert on regulation of health and safety, is quoted in this article on a class action suit by patients overdosed with radiation at Ceders-Sinai Medical Center:

Legal action is already underway for the 206 patients who received overdoses of radiation from CT brain scans at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

But a class-action lawsuit filed this week on behalf of the victims has little chance of succeeding, several experts said.

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U.S. courts have generally been unsympathetic in so-called fear of cancer cases, said Robert Rabin, a law professor at Stanford University Law School. The likelihood of future harm must be high, he said.