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Woman allegedly freezes to death in hospital morgue
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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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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: california; healthcare; vivisepulture
Wakes up in morgue freezer and then freezes to death!
1 posted on 04/03/2014 3:13:26 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA
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To: Red in Blue PA

Who was in charge of the wake? They didn’t do such a good job.


2 posted on 04/03/2014 3:16:52 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: Red in Blue PA

3 posted on 04/03/2014 3:17:35 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Scoutmaster

Vivirefrigeration ping.


4 posted on 04/03/2014 3:19:01 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Email your grandmother!)
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To: Red in Blue PA
woman allegedly freezes to death

Allegedly? It should be pretty easy to determine if she's dead.

5 posted on 04/03/2014 3:20:11 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: Red in Blue PA

The doctor who pronounced her dead needs to be banished from the practice of medicine.


6 posted on 04/03/2014 3:20:15 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: PGR88

Apparently not.


7 posted on 04/03/2014 3:20:56 PM PDT by BykrBayb (Wagglebee please come home we miss you! ~ Þ)
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To: Red in Blue PA

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.


8 posted on 04/03/2014 3:21:36 PM PDT by Cruz_West_Paul2016
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To: Vaquero

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.


9 posted on 04/03/2014 3:22:10 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Red in Blue PA

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?


10 posted on 04/03/2014 3:26:32 PM PDT by Cruz_West_Paul2016
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To: Cruz_West_Paul2016

:: 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

“joint”


11 posted on 04/03/2014 3:37:26 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The Acronym explains the science.)
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To: Cruz_West_Paul2016

Obamacare would definitely approve, but wouldn’t they require the freezer be run with green energy?


12 posted on 04/03/2014 3:38:50 PM PDT by NYAmerican
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To: Red in Blue PA

was the surgeon/physicians name “Barry” by chance?


13 posted on 04/03/2014 3:39:50 PM PDT by Cruz_West_Paul2016
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To: Tax-chick

+1


14 posted on 04/03/2014 3:51:16 PM PDT by Scoutmaster (Is it solipsistic in here, or is it just me?)
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To: BunnySlippers; Tax-chick; Darksheare
Being buried alive is called vivisepulture.

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.

15 posted on 04/03/2014 3:56:37 PM PDT by Scoutmaster (Is it solipsistic in here, or is it just me?)
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To: Scoutmaster; BunnySlippers; Darksheare
This morning, we had our first anthropodermic bibliopegy thread of the year.

The way the world is going, there will probably be more.

16 posted on 04/03/2014 4:03:26 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Email your grandmother!)
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To: Scoutmaster; Tax-chick

You should consider listing all four!


17 posted on 04/03/2014 4:11:26 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Obama Care Death Panel - a morgue freezer.


18 posted on 04/03/2014 4:23:34 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: BunnySlippers

We don’t seem to have been using a “vivisepulture” keyword.


19 posted on 04/03/2014 4:24:28 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Email your grandmother!)
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To: BunnySlippers

She should have had a wooden stake driven through her heart.


20 posted on 04/03/2014 4:32:18 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: BunnySlippers

Embalming usually fixes the problem.


21 posted on 04/03/2014 4:33:30 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: BunnySlippers; Tax-chick; Darksheare
I've found two and a close call, and I'm looking for the other two.

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.

Italian family buries mother they said was still alive

8-Year-Old Boy Buried Alive After Fainting

Almost vivisepulture.

22 posted on 04/03/2014 4:40:45 PM PDT by Scoutmaster (Is it solipsistic in here, or is it just me?)
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To: Tax-chick; BunnySlippers

Something we overlooked.


23 posted on 04/03/2014 4:41:31 PM PDT by Scoutmaster (Is it solipsistic in here, or is it just me?)
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To: Scoutmaster

One can’t think of everything.


24 posted on 04/03/2014 4:42:18 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Email your grandmother!)
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To: Cruz_West_Paul2016

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!!?”


25 posted on 04/03/2014 4:42:53 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: Red in Blue PA

I can’t think of anything worse, really.


26 posted on 04/03/2014 4:44:20 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Tax-chick

Of course not. I thought of four things today, and then took a well-deserved nap.


27 posted on 04/03/2014 4:55:25 PM PDT by Scoutmaster (Is it solipsistic in here, or is it just me?)
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To: Scoutmaster

An orderly life.


28 posted on 04/03/2014 4:56:17 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Email your grandmother!)
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To: Vaquero

He’s a dead ringer for his brother.

It’s a punchline to a very funny joke.


29 posted on 04/03/2014 5:25:18 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: Scoutmaster

Learned a new word!


30 posted on 04/03/2014 5:25:27 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Red in Blue PA

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!


31 posted on 04/03/2014 5:37:46 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: VerySadAmerican

“I don’t know his name but his face rings a bell. “

Another old punch line.


32 posted on 04/03/2014 5:40:29 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: BunnySlippers

“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?


33 posted on 04/03/2014 5:44:50 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: BunnySlippers

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.


34 posted on 04/03/2014 5:46:49 PM PDT by surrey
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To: Vaquero

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.”


35 posted on 04/03/2014 6:50:53 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: Ditter

Yes. Or so I was told.


36 posted on 04/03/2014 6:54:21 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Vaquero

Perhaps no one told her. =:O


37 posted on 04/03/2014 6:58:56 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Red in Blue PA

That’s cold!

Hope she was covered. Did she have ObamaCare?


38 posted on 04/03/2014 6:59:36 PM PDT by Minutemen ("It's a Religion of Peace")
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To: Farmer Dean
Maybe she was just 'deemed' deceased...

what a horrorshow!

39 posted on 04/03/2014 7:06:12 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: elcid1970

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.


40 posted on 04/03/2014 7:17:40 PM PDT by Cruz_West_Paul2016
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To: VerySadAmerican

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”


41 posted on 04/04/2014 3:18:39 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Vaquero

That’s the first joke. I posted the follow up. His brother took his place....”He’s a dead ringer for his brother.”


42 posted on 04/04/2014 3:58:23 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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