Woman Declared Dead Found Alive at Detroit Funeral Home
How in the hell does something like this happen?
According to WDIV, after a 20-year-old Southfield woman was declared dead on Sunday, a funeral home discovered she was still breathing -- and very much alive.
Southfield Fire Department:
At 7:34 a.m. on August 23, 2020, Southfield Fire Department paramedics arrived at a home in Southfield on a call for an unresponsive female. When paramedics arrived, they found a 20-year-old who was not breathing. The paramedics performed CPR and other life reviving methods for 30 minutes. Given medical readings and the condition of the patient, it was determined at that time that she did not have signs of life.
Because there was no indication of foul play, as per standard operating procedure, the Oakland County Medical Examiner’s Office was contacted and given the medical data. The patient was again determined to have expired and the body was released directly to the family to make arrangements with a funeral home of their choosing.
In an effort to respect the privacy of her family, the Southfield Fire Department is not currently releasing personal information on the patient.
Apparently, at one point, prior to being taken to the funeral home, Southfield police noticed the woman was moving and breathing but fire crews claimed that those were just the effects of the medication that was given to her. If that's true, I feel there's a good chance of a lawsuit. There probably will be one anyway.
The Detroit News is reporting that the woman is still in the hospital.