17-year-old girl died hours after Cigna finally agreed to pay for new liver Nataline Sarkisyan died Thursday at about 6 p.m. at the University of California, Los Angeles Medical Center. She had been in a vegetative state for weeks, said her mother, Hilda. Attorney Mark Geragos said he plans to ask the district attorney to press murder or manslaughter charges against Cigna HealthCare in the case. The insurer âmaliciously killed herâ because it did not want to bear the expense of her transplant and aftercare, Geragos said. Nataline had been battling leukemia and received a bone marrow transplant from her brother. She developed a complication that caused her liver to fail. ... Doctors at UCLA determined she needed a transplant and sent a letter to Cigna Corp.âs Cigna HealthCare on Dec. 11. The Philadelphia-based health insurance company denied payment for the transplant, saying the procedure was experimental and outside the scope of coverage. The insurer reversed the decision Thursday as about 150 teenagers and nurses rallied outside of its office. But Nataline died hours later. ... In their letter, the UCLA doctors said patients in situations similar to Natalineâs who undergo transplants have a six-month survival rate of about 65 percent. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22357873/ On the positive side the savings from not performing the transplant will increase Signa's shareholder value by at least $0.000001 per share, the CEO's well-deserved bonus will also be increased by at least $300-$400. Let us all congratulate Cigna on the job well done.