Patient Needing Lung Transplant, Hospital Transfer Dies

January 17, 2016 4:03 PM

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Patient Needing Lung Transplant, Hospital Transfer Dies

MIAMI (AP) -- A woman needing a lung transplant has died after her family says they tried to have her transferred to Jackson Memorial Hospital and were denied.

The family of 38-year-old Maria Huaman tells the Miami Herald hospital officials denied her transfer first because they believed she was an undocumented immigrant, then because she was uninsured -- and ultimately because she was too ill to move.

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