Swedish woman informed of her own death

Swedish woman informed of her own death

A Swedish woman was informed by her insurance company that she had been dead for over a week following a mistake committed by her doctor, the media reported Tuesday.

"I was shocked. It was not nice at all. I understood nothing about it," the woman named Suanne Hemphala from eastern Sweden was quoted as saying by a Swedish regional newspaper called Arbetarbladet, according to Xinhua.

The insurance company said that they had received information of the woman's death from the Swedish tax agency and the woman's information had been removed from several national registries.

The mistake was made by a local doctor who had accidentally mixed up patients' details when another Swede had died in an elderly home.

The story is nothing new for Swedish doctors, with two-three Swedes reportedly "dying" each year by mistake, said the Swedish online daily the Local.