A 92-years old German woman has been declared dead by the doctor, but she is still alive. They take her to the morgue and she awakens there. She was noticed by an employee of the mortuary chamber who heard a scream the night before the funeral. The body of the woman was lying inside the cold storage of the burial service. The doctor who had declared the death, a 53-years old German man whose name was not spread for privacy reasons, has been charged with personal injury due to negligence.
The old woman, severely ill, was a guest in a retirement home in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. In March she was found unconscious by her carer. The heart seemed to have stopped beating. The carer calls the doctor who declares the woman’s death. But, fortunately, the time has not arrived yet for the old lady to pass away. And she wakes up in the cold storage of the morgue. The employee on duty has immediately rescued her and notified the hospital where she has been transferred immediately. Due to a heart disease the old lady died two days later. This time for real.
Translated by Ecaterina Severin