‘Dead’ Baby Placed In A Coffin Turns Out To Be Alive!

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Apr. 12 2012, Published 9:00 a.m. ET

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A baby pronounced dead at birth -- and placed into a small coffin -- at an Argentina hospital last week was actually alive.

"I don't remember much because I was put to sleep ... they never showed me the baby," the mother, Analia Bouguet, said through an interpreter.

The family named the child -- who remains in critical condition -- Luz Milagros, which translates to "Miracle Light."

Five staffers have been suspended in connection with the incident, and an investigation looms, NBC's Today Show reported. 

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"The staff probably listened to the heartbeat, didn't think they heard one, perhaps there was a very faint beat that they didn't hear," Dr. Barry Halpern told Today, adding that the error could have been a by-product of inexperience.

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The Bouguet family is putting together a lawsuit, the network reported.

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