If you're from the Atlanta area and considering taking part in any medical studies, be sure to check whether sleep is involved -- you might never wake up. Brandon Harris' family recently found this out to their sorrow when the Atlanta man went to a sleep study at a nearby facility and ended up dead due to multiple disorders that made it risky for him to sleep on his back. The Huffington Post reports:
The last hours of Brandon Harris' life were captured on film after the Atlanta man unexpectedly died during a routine sleep study.
MyFox Atlanta reports that Harris' family has filed a lawsuit against Emory Healthcare claiming that the hospital could have done more to prevent their loved one's death.
The family told MyFox Atlanta that Harris, who was mentally handicapped, was "very overweight, and suffered from congestive heart failure, cardiomyopathy, diabetes and high blood pressure" and that those conditions made it risky for Harris to sleep on his back for long periods of time.
The Georgia legislature is now considering a bill regulating sleep study facilities following the unexpected death. Video of the strange event is below, courtesy of Fox 5 Atlanta: