Coping with a loved one’s death and funeral is one of the most difficult times in life. When dealing with a funeral home or cemetery, it is important to know that you have the right to expect that your loved one’s body be treated appropriately and safely with dignity and respect throughout the burial process. From the time a deceased person is in their care until that person is buried or ashes are provided, you should expect that everything will be handled correctly and as required by law.
Unfortunately, the stories of loved ones being mistreated during the burial process that make the news are not isolated events. There are a number of cases each year where a loved one’s body is not transported or stored correctly, embalming practices are flawed, cemetery procedures are wrong, or even worse, a loved one is lost.
A funeral home or cemetery is negligent when they fail to provide care in accordance with the law or the industry standard. As a result of their failure to uphold that duty, they cause you and your family harm. If a funeral home has acted carelessly or recklessly in the treatment of your relative’s body, and you have experienced emotional distress, we can help you hold the funeral home accountable.
Our attorneys have been involved in numerous funeral home negligence cases, and they will be happy to discuss your case with you. There is no charge for an initial consultation, so contact our offices at 256-543-0400, to set up an appointment quickly.
To read about a 2019 Cusimano, Roberts, Mills & Knowlton funeral home negligence case that resulted in a $12 million verdict, click here.