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Toddler Declared Dead Too Soon Wakes Up During Funeral: Family Accuses Hospital of Negligence

In a shocking turn of events, a 3-year-old girl, Camila Roxana Martinez Mendoza, woke up during her funeral after doctors at the Salinas de Hidalgo Basic Community Hospital in Mexico reportedly declared her dead too soon. The hospital is now being accused of negligence by Camila’s family.

The incident occurred after Camila’s mother took her to see a pediatrician for stomach pains, vomiting, and a fever. The doctor advised that Camila be taken to a hospital in the central Mexican state of San Luis Potos for dehydration treatment. However, the doctors at Salinas de Hidalgo Basic Community Hospital reportedly declared Camila dead despite her condition worsening throughout the day.

Camila’s mother, Mary Jane Mendoza, recounted the harrowing experience, stating, “They wanted to give her (intravenous therapy). They took a long time to put oxygen on her. They didn’t put it on her because they couldn’t find her little veins; finally, a nurse-managed it.” Camila was later declared dead due to dehydration, leaving her family devastated.

During the funeral viewing, Mendoza noticed the coffin’s glass window had fogged up, indicating that Camila was still alive. Despite others telling her that she was hallucinating, Camila’s paternal grandmother rushed to take a closer look and discovered that Camila had a pulse.

Camila was rushed back to the Salinas hospital but was ultimately declared dead due to dehydration, cerebral edema, and metabolic failure. Camila’s parents obtained two death certificates, both of which confirmed her cause of death. Camila’s family is now seeking justice and calling for the doctors, nurses, and directors to be changed to prevent such negligence from happening again.