Family Of Man Mistakenly Thought Dead Sues Medical Officials

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A lawsuit filed by the family of a living man who was declared dead and taken to a morgue alleges the mistake led to injuries from which he might never recover.

Larry D. Green was walking across a highway north of Louisburg in
2005 when he was hit by a car. The lawsuit filed this month says
medical officials inadequately checked his vital signs after the accident. He was put into a body bag and sent to the morgue, where a medical examiner began a forensic examination.

The lawsuit says emergency responders at the scene didn't use monitors that would have showed that Green's heart was beating. It
also alleges that the medical examiner disregarded signs that Green
was alive.