CoxHealth in Missouri Settles Third of Radiation Overdose Cases

CoxHealth in Springfield, Mo., has settled approximately one-third of 66 lawsuits after the organization came clean about exposing cancer patients to radiation overdosing in 2010, according to a News-Leader report.

In February 2010, CoxHealth officials publicly confessed that as many as 76 cancer patients were exposed to dangerous levels of radiation over a five-year period. More than half of those patients later died. According to the report, patients or surviving families have since filed lawsuits against CoxHealth, radiation technology company BrainLAB and the physician responsible for calibrating the radiation device.

 



The payouts remain confidential under a court order. The remaining 39 cases are pending litigation, according to the report.

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