Funeral Home and Mortuary Negligence

Losing a loved one is always very difficult. Often, the event that leads to the loss is a tragic one. Other times, the loss occurred naturally. When one loses a family member, he/she entrusts the funeral home, crematories, or a mortuary with the critical and important task of letting the deceased individual rest in peace.

Nonetheless, it is these mortuaries, crematories, and funeral homes that often commit negligence in mis-handling remains. This negligence often leads to extreme emotional distress to the individual who simply sought a resting place for the loved one.

Mortuaries, crematories, and funeral homes in California, including large cities like Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, can engage in different types of negligence. These negligence types include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Sexual assault of the deceased
  • Mismatching or incorrectly burying the wrong body at a funeral
  • mishandling of remains including loss of body or remains
  • Removal of bodily remains – this is considered a felony in certain jurisdictions
  • Cremating the wrong body
  • Giving remains (ashes) to the wrong family
  • Co-mingling of ashes of one with an unrelated individual.

Each one of these negligent acts can lead to significant emotional distress to loved ones. The experienced Los Angeles attorneys at Katz Law, APC are qualified to handle this of kind of negligent acts and seek compensation for individual close to the decreased. Our attorneys will compile the necessary documents and date, and will fight against the negligent entity or their insurance so that a fair compensation can be paid. After-all, compensation is all that one can seek when such negligent act occurs.

To speak to an attorney regarding negligence by a mortuary, funeral home, or a crematory, contact us now or call us at (844) KATZ-LAW and speak to a California licensed attorney now!


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