Skip to comments.Woman allegedly freezes to death in hospital morgue
Posted on 04/03/2014 3:13:26 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA
BOYLE HEIGHTS, Calif. -- A family that claims a woman was frozen to death in a hospital morgue after she was prematurely declared dead can proceed with a medical malpractice lawsuit, an appeals court ruled Wednesday.
"This is one of the most egregious cases you'll ever see," family attorney Scott Schutzman told CBS Los Angeles. "This case keeps me awake at night."
The California 2nd District Court of Appeal overturned a lower court ruling that the lawsuit against White Memorial Hospital was filed too late.
Maria de Jesus Arroyo, 80, was declared dead in July 2010 after suffering a heart attack and was placed in a freezer at the Boyle Heights hospital. Morticians who received her body a few days later discovered that it was face down and the woman had a broken nose and disfiguring cuts and bruises to her face, according to court papers.
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Who was in charge of the wake? They didn’t do such a good job.
Allegedly? It should be pretty easy to determine if she's dead.
The doctor who pronounced her dead needs to be banished from the practice of medicine.
This is an early preview of the coming attraction of Obama-Care.This is what happens when u allow Democrats to oversee our health-care system.”Well Dr.Waxman,Patient appears to be dead,so lets just assume that the patient has died and move him into the freezer”,,and lets just wait and see how it all plays out.
A lot of people were afraid od being buried alive. For instance, Eleanor Roosevelt who asked that her wrists be opened before burial a common practice.
Didn’t we have at least one occasion when a blockhead restaurant worker locked a freezer without even checking to see if anyone was in it before he closed out the joint?
:: without even checking to see if anyone was in it before he closed out the joint? ::
Knowing several restaurant workers, the operative word in you observation is
Obamacare would definitely approve, but wouldn’t they require the freezer be run with green energy?
was the surgeon/physicians name “Barry” by chance?
Tax-chick and I having been keeping up with the vivisepulture theads this year. We've had four, and this thread doesn't count because the woman wasn't buried.
This morning, we had our first anthropodermic bibliopegy thread of the year.
The way the world is going, there will probably be more.
You should consider listing all four!
Obama Care Death Panel - a morgue freezer.
We don’t seem to have been using a “vivisepulture” keyword.
She should have had a wooden stake driven through her heart.
Embalming usually fixes the problem.
Vivisepulture's been a FR thing since a student won a spelling bee with that word. In 2004, it was a FR Word of the Day.
2014 mention, on the Undead Thread.
Something we overlooked.
One can’t think of everything.
A bar worker locked in the freezer by mistake had only to shut off the keg taps & in seconds someone would yank open the door yelling “What happened to our f*****g beer!!?”
I can’t think of anything worse, really.
Of course not. I thought of four things today, and then took a well-deserved nap.
An orderly life.
He’s a dead ringer for his brother.
It’s a punchline to a very funny joke.
Learned a new word!
I have a brother that died very young in a cemetery in Boyle heights. I don’t think I have been there since 65’, not safe for my kind of folk!
“I don’t know his name but his face rings a bell. “
Another old punch line.
“asked that her wrist be opened before burial”
I have never heard of that. So that if she was still alive she would bleed to death and not be buried alive?
My father had a recurring dream of being buried alive. When he died, over 25 years ago, I insisted that he be entombed. His body is in a wall, in the cemetery ,in Paramus N.J. it’s like a high-rise burial condo.
My punch line was a follow up to your joke. It’s like I started in the middle. Anyway, his brother took his place and also fell out of the bell tower. People gathered around and a cop ran up and asked “Does anyone know this man?”
A guy in the crowd said “I don’t know his name but he’s a dead ringer for his brother.”
Yes. Or so I was told.
Perhaps no one told her. =:O
Hope she was covered. Did she have ObamaCare?
what a horrorshow!
i am pretty sure there are plenty of horror stories of people/patients who died in similar scenarios.and we have all heard about patients who were moved to that room where all of the recent deceased go to before they meet up with the undertaker(well someone like that),then they wake up from their coma surrounded by 12 “Assumed Dead” corpses.
Quasimodo was retiring from his bell ringer of Notre Dame cathedral in France. He was interviewing replacements when an armless man came up the tower to be interviewed. “How can you ring the bells with no arms” modo asked. “Watch” said the armless man who proceeded to stick his head and shoulders inside the bell and smash his head repeatedly against the inside of the bell and making it ring. Then he lost his footing and fell to the ground. When quasi rushed down to see if the man was alive or dead he was met by a gendarm who pronounced him dead and asks Quasimodo if he knew who the man was. “I don’t know his name” said the hunchback “ but his face rings a bell”
That’s the first joke. I posted the follow up. His brother took his place....”He’s a dead ringer for his brother.”