Undertaker Sends Breathing Woman Back to Hospital

Brazil doctors made the biggest of mistakes
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 26, 2010 3:12 PM CST
False alarm.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – An 88-year-old Brazilian woman was being prepared for burial when the undertaker noticed an odd thing: She was breathing. The funeral parlor then sent her back to the hospital that had declared her dead hours before, reports the Telegraph. The woman, who has Alzheimer's along with blocked arteries, is recuperating while an investigation gets under way. "We are happy to know my mother is alive and unhappy with the lack of respect due her," says her daughter. "We are still not sure if we will sue."

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