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Four patients say Cedars-Sinai did not tell them they received radiation overdose

Los Angeles Times, October 15, 2009

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center did not tell all 206 patients who received radiation overdoses during CT scans of the hospital's error, according to the accounts of four people who said they only came to understand what happened to them through news reports. In a statement last week, hospital officials said all the patients had been contacted "in the interest of keeping them informed." But in interviews with the Los Angeles Times, four people said that although they were called and questioned by Cedars-Sinai radiologists, the doctors neither acknowledged any error nor explained that the patients had been exposed to eight times more radiation than necessary.