Nelene Fox

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Nelene Fox (1953–1993)

A schoolteacher with advanced breast cancer, she was refused a bone marrow transplant treatment by her insurance provider because it was not yet clinically proven. She raised money to pay for the procedure herself but still died less than a year later. Her case led to litigation in the California courts, where her family was awarded $89 million in damages.