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A hospital in upstate New York was fined and forced to undergo an independent quality assurance analysis after a media outlet’s Freedom of Information Act request revealed egregious acts of medical malpractice on the part of staff and doctors.

One example of the findings: A drug overdose victim who was deemed dead by Syracuse St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center doctors and prepped for organ removal shocked the operating room when she opened her eyes, the Telegraph reported.

Yet medical professionals shouldn’t have been so surprised, the investigation found. They had plenty of tips that the woman – a 41-year-old drug addict who later committed suicide – was not dead.

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