- A horrified mom woke up to find herself in a body bag after she was pronounced dead
- Funeral workers had been getting ready to prepare Gladys Duarte's body for service when she began moving
- The woman, who suffered from ovarian cancer, had been rushed to hospital with high blood pressure
- She was admitted to a clinic in Paraguay and was later pronounced dead
- But as staff unloaded her, they were flabbergasted to realise she was moving
A horrified mom has woken up to find herself in a body bag after being mistakenly pronounced dead.
Gladys Rodríguez de Duarte, who suffers from ovarian cancer, had been admitted to San Fernando Clinic in Coronel Oviedo, Paraguay after experiencing a severe spike in blood pressure.
Two hours later, a physician, Heriberto Vera, mistakenly declared the 46-year-old woman dead and handed a death certificate to her husband and daughter.
New York Post reported shocked funeral workers in Paraguay had been getting ready to prepare Duarte's body for service when she began moving.
The “resurrected” patient was rushed to intensive care, where she is currently in a delicate but stable condition.
Needless to say, Duarte’s premature death declaration did not sit well with her enraged family members.
Briefly.co.za gathered that her husband, Maximino Duarte Ferreira, has reportedly filed a complaint against the doctor.
He claimed doctors purposefully announced her passing because they no longer wanted to treat her.
“He assumed she was dead and handed her naked to me like an animal with her death certificate,” a fumed Ferreira told local media.
"They disconnected her and passed her off to the funeral home without even trying to revive her," he claimed.
However, doctors denied any foul play.
“He tried to revive her, but it was unsuccessful,” said fellow physician Catalino Fabio.
He added that Vera was unable to locate Duarte’s pulse.
She speculated that the patient may have suffered from catalepsy, a condition characterised by muscle rigidity and a complete lack of response to outside stimuli.
This was not the first time a patient appeared to rise from the dead.
In 2015, Queen's medics mistakenly declared a distraught woman deceased after she shot herself in the head.
Police then discovered she was still alive and transported her to a hospital, where she eventually succumbed to her injuries.
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