"You know how you hoist a car on a flatbed with a chain? That's how they took her up there," David Johnson said Thursday. He had taken care of Smith for the past four years.
Coroner Frank Lloyd Jr. said Smith's body could have been treated in a more sensitive manner. He said his office hopes to get equipment to accommodate similar instances in the future.
"The last time we had to do this was in 1997," Lloyd said. "Having been through this once, there are some steps we can take."
Friday, May 22, 2009
Coroner Concedes Office Could Have Handled Case Better
Dr. Frank Lloyd has gone from defending his office's handling of the transportation of a 750-pound deceased woman to admitting that his office could have handled her case better. The Star's Kevin O'Neal writes: