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When Janet V. Balducci was pronounced dead on Feb. 4, 2023, at a Long Island, New York, nursing home, a staffer placed the 82-year-old’s remains into a body bag and sent her off to be embalmed.

But there was just one catch: Balducci was still alive, spending a full two hours inside the sealed bag before funeral parlor workers realized their cadaver had a pulse.

The unthinkable cock-up constituted “extreme and outrageous conduct,” and Balducci’s two sons are looking for answers, according to a lawsuit obtained by The Independent.

Read the full article here.

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Rohrlich, Justin. "She was put in a body bag and sent for embalming while still alive. Her horrified family wants answers." Independent, 11 July 2024,