Linda Carswell poses at the Langham High School track by a memorial plaque for her husband. Her lobbying and testimony played a crucial role in the Jerry Carswell Memorial Act, a new informed consent for autopsies bill passed in Texas this year. (Sharon Steinmann/ProPublica)

Cardiac Arrest: Hospital Refuses To Give Widow Her Husband’s Heart

After more than eight years, Linda Carswell finally has proof: According to photographs submitted as evidence at a recent court hearing, her husband’s heart sits in a locker in the morgue of St. Joseph Medical Center in Houston, stored in two plastic tubs. But the hospital still won’t return it so that Carswell can bury […]