Funeral homes provide essential services for the deceased and their families. Unfortunately, sometimes funeral homes fail to meet the expectations of those they serve, leading to negligence cases. Funeral home negligence can take many forms, from failing to properly prepare the body for burial to mishandling the funeral arrangements.
If you believe that your loved one’s funeral was mishandled in any way, contact an attorney at Malley Law Firm. Funeral home negligence can result in severe emotional and financial damages, so we need to make sure that you are fully compensated for this incident.
Funeral home negligence examples
Funeral home owners are responsible for ensuring that services are up to par. Unfortunately, there are times when negligence can occur, leading to negative consequences for the deceased’s families and your funeral home business.
Here are some of the most common examples of funeral home negligence.
- Fail to prepare the body for burial or cremation properly
- Not placing the body in a secured area
- Loses or misplaces a body
- Putting the wrong body inside the coffin
- Mishandling or mistreating the body
- Overcharging or adding hidden fees to the bill.
- Losing track of cremated remains
How can an attorney help if you believe your loved one was a victim of funeral home negligence?
An attorney can help you if you believe your loved one was a victim of negligence by a funeral home. Funeral homes must strictly adhere to specific rules and regulations, and if they fail to do so, they may be held liable.
An experienced attorney will know how to investigate your claim and determine whether the funeral home is at fault. If the funeral home is found to be responsible, the attorney will fight for compensation for your loss.
What are the possible damages recovered in a lawsuit against a negligent funeral home operator or employee?
When it comes to funeral home negligence, the possible damages that can be recovered in a lawsuit against a funeral home operator or employee may include:
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Emotional distress
- Loss of consortium or companionship
- Punitive damages (in some cases)
How is funeral home negligence proven?
When it comes to funeral home negligence, certain things must be proven to win a case.
It must be evident that the funeral home or person in charge owed a duty of care to the deceased. It must be shown that the breach of duty of care resulted in damages and loss.
If you believe that you have been the victim of funeral home negligence, you should contact an experienced attorney who can help you investigate your claim and build a strong case. Do not hesitate to take action and hold those responsible for negligence in the funeral process accountable.
Don’t let a funeral home’s negligence go unpunished. Contact an attorney today.
No one should have to go through the trauma of losing a loved one and then face the injustice of substandard funeral care. Unfortunately, it happens more often than you might think. That’s where we come in.
The Malley Law Firm has a proven track record of taking on funeral homes and holding them accountable for their negligence. We understand the pain and suffering you’re going through, and we’ll do everything to get you the justice you deserve. Contact us at (409) 212-8888 to schedule a consultation.