A Nightmare Continues As The Family Of The Old Lady Who Mistakenly Died At The Morgue Is Suing

04.06.14 4 years ago 2 Comments

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Remember that bit of pure nightmare fuel about the old woman who was thought to be dead only to wake up in a frozen tomb nightmare of the morgue and die again for real? Yeaaaah, the family is suing. Via Huffington Post:

A California family who claims a loved one was prematurely declared dead, and then “frozen alive” while trying to escape a morgue freezer, has filed a lawsuit against the hospital.

According to the lawsuit, Maria de Jesus Arroyo, 80, suffered a heart attack on July 26, 2010, and was pronounced dead by a doctor at White Memorial Medical Center in Boyle Heights, Calif. Arroyo’s body was laid out so that her family could pay their respects before it was taken to the hospital’s morgue, where it was placed inside a refrigerated compartment, pending pickup by a mortician.

It was during Arroyo’s time in the refrigerated compartment, the lawsuit alleges, that something — which under different circumstances might have been viewed as a miracle — turned into a nightmare.

Miracle turned into a nightmare? That about covers it. “Yay, I’m alive!…oh no, I’m f*cked.” Sadly, things like this do happen more than they should.

Doctors can’t be perfect all the time and sometimes miss things like a human being still being alive, so they say they’re dead. It happens! It’s just the worst when it turns out they aren’t dead and then the hospital gets sued for a lot of money. How about we add a bit to keep you up at night watching re-runs of Law and Order?

“She was put into that body bag while she was alive,” the family’s attorney, Scott Schutzman, alleged to The Huffington Post. “The cold from the hospital morgue woke her up, and she was fighting her way out when she died.” (via)

Yeah, so if that doesn’t make you gasp for all of the air in the world, then I don’t know if you’re human. Unless you’re not? Get em, Rick!!


Jesus, Rick. We have to talk about your methods at the next group meeting. You got some issues.

(Via Gawker / The Huffington Post)

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