Miami residents may be interested in the latest developments in a lawsuit over a woman who may have been put in a hospital morgue freezer before she was actually dead. On April 2, the California Second District Court of Appeal ruled that the woman's family's lawsuit against the hospital could move forward. A lower court had previously ruled that the medical malpractice suit had been filed after the one-year statute of limitations had expired.
The suit started with the woman's apparent death in July 2010. The 80-year-old woman was taken to Boyle Heights Hospital in California after suffering a heart attack. She was pronounced dead and was taken to a freezer in the hospital morgue. However, morticians later discovered that the woman was face down, had a broken nose and had multiple cuts on her face.