There will be no autopsy. Even though the patient had steadily improved, he had coded a number of times since his initial surgery, so another code blue will be of no surprise. And he’d been taken back to the OR on multiple occasions for the drainage of intra-abdominal abscesses. In essence, a “living autopsy” had been performed. The coroner will not be interested in this case. Cause of death: complications due to a motor vehicle accident.
Higgins leaned over and whispered in the man’s ear: “I take your life, maybe I can get mine back.” The man didn’t move.
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