Strange Twist on Wrongful Death Lawsuits, Plaintiff Is Still Alive

A woman and her family have filed a wrongful death lawsuit, of sorts. Porter Hospital accidentally declared the woman dead when a patient of her same name died at the hospital when she was a patient. As a result, the woman has been declared legally dead according to Social Security and her insurance companies, making it very difficult for her to appear “alive” legally. The woman and her husband have filed this wrongful death lawsuit against the hospital for her financial injuries and inconvenience.

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