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Funeral Home Negligence

Funeral Home Negligence

Losing a loved one is one of the most difficult trials that a person can go through. These painful times are only made more challenging when those who offer support services after a death, such as those in the burial industry, behave negligently, unethically, or fraudulently. In fact, funeral home negligence has become a growing problem in the U.S. and occurs much more often than most people realize. Just last year, a family filed suit against a funeral home in Chicago after it presented the grieving family with two wrong bodies before realizing that the deceased party had actually been buried the day before the scheduled funeral.

We have been successful in recovering large sums of money for corpse abuse. We realize that you have suffered immensely, and we will treat you compassionately while helping you fight for justice.

Families who are grieving the loss of a loved one should not also have to deal with the aftermath of a funeral home’s negligent or illegal conduct, so if you believe that the conduct of the mortuary professionals who were trusted with your loved one’s remains was negligent, it is critical to speak with an experienced funeral home negligence attorney who can help you hold the at-fault parties accountable for their actions.

Examples of Improper Conduct

Although many funeral homes are careful to ensure that mourners and their deceased loved ones are treated with honor and respect, it is also not uncommon for some facilities to take advantage of those in mourning by:

  • Failing to properly embalm a person’s remains;
  • Providing inadequate storage;
  • Mixing a person’s ashes when performing cremation services;
  • Making errors during the burial process;
  • Stealing valuables, heirlooms, and personal property;
  • Failing to provide maintenance of a gravesite after the mourners purchased a maintenance policy;
  • Replacing a casket purchased by the deceased’s loved ones with a casket of lower value;
  • Overcharging for burial services;
  • Allowing an unlicensed person to take charge of the embalming process;
  • Being careless during transportation of a decedent’s remains; and
  • Failing to provide proper security at a gravesite.

This type of conduct can cause severe stress for an already grieving family. In fact, many of those who are taken advantage of in this way are forced to foot the bill for additional burial services, and may even need to attend therapy or take more time off from work. For this reason, it is critical for those whose rights are violated in this way to speak with an experienced attorney about seeking compensation for negligence, the intentional infliction of emotional distress, and breach of contract.

The Legal Representation You Deserve

While the threat of legal action is not always enough to stop unethical funeral homes from engaging in this type of negligent conduct, it can provide a means of compensating the family members of the deceased for their emotional distress. To schedule an evaluation of your own case with one of the dedicated funeral home negligence attorneys at Saks, Robinson & Rittenberg, Ltd., please call 312-332-5400 or send us an online message today. A member of our legal team is standing by and ready to help you through each step of your case.

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