Has your trust or your deceased loved one’s wishes been violated by the negligence of a funeral home?
What You Need to Know
Losing a family member or a loved one is an unthinkable, unimaginable tragedy that could happen to someone. The emotional and psychological trauma is tremendous and unexplainable. Imagine what happens when your deceased loved one’s corpse is mishandled by a funeral home you trust when you are in your worst moments trying to cope with your loss. It is very absurd. Funeral homes may be held accountable for the emotional damages they cause by intentionally, negligently or recklessly mishandling your deceased loved one’s corpse. Our passionate attorneys and staff are here to help you obtain the compensation that you seek.
Funeral Homes May Be Liable For:
Negligence in the transporting, storage, or embalming phases may occur in the following ways:
- Dropping the corpse and/or coffin during the funeral or burial service.
- Improper storage or embalming that prevents a family from a desired open casket service.
- Unauthorized embalming that violates the deceased’s wishes for personal or religious reasons.
- Misidentification of the body resulting in a mix-up in burial.
- Using a broken or defective casket in violation of the contract for a new casket.
- Burying multiple bodies or body parts in one casket.
- Burying the decedent in the wrong plot.
Cremation Errors and Negligence
Funeral homes are bound to respect and honor the wishes of the deceased. A funeral home is expected and must have permission from the deceased family before cremating. Negligent conducts that may result include:
- Cremating a corpse that was supposed to be prepared for viewing and burial.
- Combining cremated remains with other bodies.
- Losing the cremated ashes.
- Mislabeling the cremated ashes.
- Performing a cremation without authorization or proper identification
Other Liabilities may include Theft, Fraud, Unethical Practices and Cemetery Maintenance Negligence.
Why Choose Us!
We denounce with righteous indignation and dislike men who are so beguiled and demoralized by the charms of pleasure of the moment, so blinded by desire, that they cannot foresee the pain and trouble that are bound to ensue and equal blame belongs to those who fail in their duty through weakness of will. “There is no one who loves pain itself, who seeks after it and wants to have it, simply because it is pain…”
Our managing attorney, Stella Andrews is an attorney, a registered nurse and legal nurse consultant. As a lawyer with medical background and experience, Ms. Andrews is well-versed in analyzing a personal injury case. By combining her nursing and legal training, she’s in a better position than any other attorney without a medical background regardless of experience, to understand the medical complexities of your case and devise the best legal strategies to obtain a deserving settlement for you.
- Licensed Attorney- State Bar OF Texas
- Admitted in The United States District Court for Southern District of Texas
- Admitted in The United States Court of Appeals for The Fifth Circuit
- Registered Nurse (BSN) – Texas Board of Nursing
- Certified Legal Nurse Consultant