10/23/2012 01:54 pm ET Updated Oct 23, 2012

Obese Woman Dead After Rescue From Detroit-Area Home, Authorities Consider Neglect Charge

A bedridden, obese woman who was rescued by a HAZMAT team from her Warren, Mich. home after she was found living in a home containing feces and maggots died Monday at a local hospital.

On Tuesday, morbid obesity and complications from multiple injuries were determined as the cause of death, which was ruled accidental, according to the Macomb Daily. Authorities have not determined whether they will file charges of neglect.

The 41-year-old woman, whose name was not released, had been in the hospital since last Tuesday. Emergency workers first responded to a 911 call from her husband who said she was unable to get out of bed, according to the Detroit Free Press.

"I love her and it was hard, and it was just me," he told the paper. "And I just did the best I could for so long."

According to WWJ, the woman had been bedridden with a broken hip for some time, and rescuers had to knock down a wall to remove her from her home. Reports said she was thought to weigh approximately 500 pounds when she was found, though according to the Free Press she weighed 360 pounds at her death.

She lived with her husband and four children, who were turned over to a relative.



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