Family upset by Parkland's removal of patient's organs in autopsy
It was at the funeral home, when she embraced her dead daughter, that Maria Guadalupe Soto noticed the difference.
"She was too light," Soto recalled.
It wasn't the imagination of a grieving mother. Medical records show that Sonia Soto's body weighed 157 pounds at the start of a hospital autopsy and only 100 pounds when it reached the funeral parlor.
The 27-year-old's heart, lungs, liver, kidneys, spleen and brain had been removed and disposed of, leaving her parents distraught and angry. The Sotos are seeking to have Parkland Memorial Hospital change what they say is an unclear autopsy consent form.
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