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Unbelievable Story - Dead Man in Morgue...Not Dead
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Feb 12, 2005, 02:33 PM
 
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Unbelievable!

I wonder how many people are pronounced dead and carted off to the morgue that are not really dead?

This is like a Stephen King story or something.



INGLESIDE, North Carolina (AP) -- Larry Green stepped out of the darkness so suddenly that the car that hit him didn't even leave skid marks. The impact sent his shoes, socks and the unopened beer in his hand flying.

Green came to rest on U.S. 401 alongside a trash-strewn ditch, where he was examined by paramedics and declared dead.

Over the next 2 1/2 hours, the bloody body with a gaping head wound was zipped into a black vinyl bag, taken to the morgue and slid into a stainless-steel refrigerated drawer.

There was just one problem: Green was alive.
     
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Feb 12, 2005, 02:48 PM
 
I saw that story a few weeks ago. I guess the moral of the story is be nice to your coroner.
     
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Feb 12, 2005, 02:52 PM
 
If this isn't a lawsuit, I don't know what is.
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Feb 12, 2005, 03:00 PM
 
Originally posted by Cody Dawg:
[This is like a Stephen King story or something.
I'd rather say Edgar Ellen Poe.
     
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Feb 12, 2005, 04:31 PM
 
Originally posted by KarlG:
If this isn't a lawsuit, I don't know what is.
for real i'd sue the **** out of those paramedics.
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Feb 12, 2005, 04:46 PM
 
Imagine how pissed he must have been when he woke up in a body bag in the morgue.

If this guy had a sense of humor he would have played possum until they went to embalm him, then jumped up screaming "Brains, BRAINS".
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Feb 12, 2005, 06:33 PM
 
Come on, you know this was the first thing you thought of when you heard this story, you were just too ashamed to admit it:
MORTICIAN: Bring out your dead!
Bring out your dead!
[clang] Bring out your dead!
[clang] Bring out your dead!
[clang] Bring out your dead!
[clang] Bring out your dead!
CUSTOMER: Here's one -- nine pence.
DEAD PERSON: I'm not dead!
MORTICIAN: What?
CUSTOMER: Nothing -- here's your nine pence.
DEAD PERSON: I'm not dead!
MORTICIAN: Here -- he says he's not dead!
CUSTOMER: Yes, he is.
DEAD PERSON: I'm not!
MORTICIAN: He isn't.
CUSTOMER: Well, he will be soon, he's very ill.
DEAD PERSON: I'm getting better!
CUSTOMER: No, you're not -- you'll be stone dead in a moment.
MORTICIAN: Oh, I can't take him like that -- it's against
regulations.
DEAD PERSON: I don't want to go in the cart!
CUSTOMER: Oh, don't be such a baby.
MORTICIAN: I can't take him...
DEAD PERSON: I feel fine!
CUSTOMER: Oh, do us a favor...
MORTICIAN: I can't.
CUSTOMER: Well, can you hang around a couple of minutes? He
won't be long.
MORTICIAN: Naaah, I got to go on to Robinson's -- they've lost
nine today.
CUSTOMER: Well, when is your next round?
MORTICIAN: Thursday.
DEAD PERSON: I think I'll go for a walk.
CUSTOMER: You're not fooling anyone y'know. Look, isn't there
something you can do?
DEAD PERSON: I feel happy... I feel happy.
[whop]
CUSTOMER: Ah, thanks very much.
MORTICIAN: Not at all. See you on Thursday.
CUSTOMER: Right.
[clop clop]
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Feb 12, 2005, 06:34 PM
 
Yeah, I guess it's a lawsuit...but whom do you sue?

Seriously?

It's really creepy.

     
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Feb 12, 2005, 06:50 PM
 
May be he really did not die? Just pretended to be dead so he could sue?
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Feb 12, 2005, 07:25 PM
 
I don't know about you guys, but the thought waking up in the darkness of that freezer covered in plastic and having no room to move send shivers down my spine. Claustrophobia, same reason I was nervous during the buried alive scene in Kill Bill vol. 2
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Feb 12, 2005, 07:31 PM
 
That's just up the road from here.
     
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Feb 12, 2005, 10:42 PM
 
It is my understanding that this man is still in very bad shape. I doubt he even realized he was in a body bag. Of course if/when he gets better, I would definitely bet that he will sue.
     
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Feb 12, 2005, 10:56 PM
 
Originally posted by sugar_coated:
May be he really did not die? Just pretended to be dead so he could sue?
We're not in the dark ages any more. You can't just play dead and no one is going to notice. It may be that he went into some sort of cardiac arrest while they were checking him. Instead of doing some do diligence and try to revive him, they just pronounced him dead.
     
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Feb 12, 2005, 11:13 PM
 
First of all, paramedics are not ALLLOWED to pronounce death w/o a coroner or doctor in most states. NC- who knows! They'll do their best and deliver a dead body to the hospital if necessary. Also, should a medic come to a seen where there is no pulse- CPR would still be administered regardless of the state of the patient. I'm sorry- but my partner is a Medic and I know for a fact that if this happened here- everyone would be f**ked. This makes EMS pros look bad- due to the incompetence of some idiots.
     
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Feb 13, 2005, 12:57 AM
 
"Dude... he totally looked dead..."
     
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Feb 13, 2005, 01:35 AM
 
Originally posted by KeriVit:
First of all, paramedics are not ALLLOWED to pronounce death w/o a coroner or doctor in most states. NC- who knows! They'll do their best and deliver a dead body to the hospital if necessary. Also, should a medic come to a seen where there is no pulse- CPR would still be administered regardless of the state of the patient. I'm sorry- but my partner is a Medic and I know for a fact that if this happened here- everyone would be f**ked. This makes EMS pros look bad- due to the incompetence of some idiots.
Exactly, a doctor must have checked him.
This is the guy to sue, the PM's were a bit keen too, must have been a Friday,
     
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Feb 13, 2005, 07:56 AM
 
Originally posted by Cody Dawg:
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Unbelievable!

I wonder how many people are pronounced dead and carted off to the morgue that are not really dead?

This is like a Stephen King story or something.

Which is why medics should not be able to pronouce some one is dead. A hospital must.
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Feb 13, 2005, 10:41 AM
 
It's sad for the EMS guy, he can no longer work in his profession, they've suspended him.

If a doctor screws something up, he gets sued, the insurance pays, and he continues on doctoring
     
   
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