NYC Widow Sues ABC For Broadcasting Death of Her Husband on Reality Show

January 4, 2015 7:58 PM

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A woman who was recently widowed is suing the ABC television network $5 million for emotional distress because the television station made a public spectacle of her husband’s funeral, which was recorded for a reality show that follows patients in-real life medical situations.

Mark Chanko was hit by a sanitation truck while crossing the street near his home in New York. He was rushed to New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center where doctors and nurses drastically fought to save his life. He died, however, in April of 2011.

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