Family of woman mistakenly declared dead suing for $50 million

Michigan

The family of a metro Detroit woman who was found to be alive after being pronounced dead is now suing the suburban community and four of its first responders for $50 million.

The federal lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court on behalf of 20-year-old Timesha Beauchamp, who also has cerebral palsy.

The woman’s family called 911 on August 23 because of breathing problems. Then, due to a first responder reporting that she showed no signs of life, a doctor pronounced her dead.

Later on, a funeral home worker discovered Beauchamp was still breathing.

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