- Timesha Beauchamp's family confirmed she died on Sunday, October 18 due to massive brain damage
- The family claimed the damage was suffered when paramedics initially declared her dead
- The medics then put her in a body bag and took her to a funeral home but it was later discovered she was still alive
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A woman who was found alive at a funeral home hours after paramedics declared she was dead two months ago has now died at Children’s Hospital in Detroit.
Timesha Beauchamp died peacefully on Sunday, October 18, after being hospitalised in a critical condition since the day she was rescued from the funeral home.
A report by The Guardian showed Timesha's family accused the paramedics who responded to their 911 call of medical negligence that led to her death.
The family said:
“This is the second time our beloved Timesha has been pronounced dead, but this time she is not coming back.”
According to the family, the 20-year-old died as a result of massive brain damage due to lack of oxygen.
They claimed the damage was suffered when the paramedics pronounced Timesha dead and did not give her the much-needed oxygen.
She was instead taken to a funeral home where it was later discovered she was still alive after she moved her eyes.
The family has since filed a $50 million (N19,050,000,000) federal lawsuit against the city of Southfield and the four first responders who responded when Timesha's family called 911 on August 23, 2020.
The Southfield Fire Department chief, Johnny Menifee, said the city was investigating the case.
He said in late August that Timesha might have been found alive due to Lazarus syndrome also known as auto-resuscitation.
This is a condition where people come back to life without assistance after attempts to resuscitate them have failed.
It was gathered that Timesha who suffered cerebral palsy since childhood, was critically ill and on a respirator in Detroit when she was first pronounced dead.
Timesha's family made an emergency call to the local health department upon noticing her pale lips and troubled breathing.
Menifee said the paramedics tried to resuscitate the 20-year-old woman but in vain and told her mother she was no more.
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Cops were called out to help a woman who found herself in a scary situation after she tried to rescue a python.
It was gathered that the woman saw the python while working in her garage. The non-venomous snake was stuck under a car and she tried to help it.
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