Man Dies After Family Takes Him Off Life Support, Then He Walks Through Door

Imagine not talking to your brother for years then receiving a call that he’s on life support in the intensive care unit. Then you, and the rest of the family he has left, gather around and makes the difficult decision to take him off life support. Emotions are swirling as your family has discovered this devastating loss. But just as you prepare for funeral arrangments, he walks through the door…alive.

That’s right, alive.

Sounds crazy, right? But that’s exactly what happened to a Chicago family. A man died after wrongfully being taken off life support.

In May of 2019, a hospital social worker called