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Breathing Man pronounced dead – incorrectly!

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Medical Examiner pronounces man dead – except he is not.

Charlotte North Carolina – man is in a serious car accident, and county Medical Examiner pronounces him dead. Problem is the man is still alive, and does not receive proper medical care for life threatening injuries.

This is almost as odd as something out of a CSI episode – except its true, and someone is now living in a nursing home because of sustained injuries. WHAT A STORY! I hope we will hear more.

Did EMTs arrive at the scene? Did they take vitals? Was he taken to a hospital before the ME’s office? I would be surprised if he wasn’t. Did the EMTs find no pulse? What type of external injuries? The lawsuit names both the EMTs and the ME – which makes me think the EMTs first failed to check or obtain a pulse. Either way, there will be a great deal of blame placed on one defendant by the other.

A very sad case – a family’s life changed forever, because someone did not take their time.

For more information on this subject, please refer to the section on Medical Malpractice and Negligent Care.