Funeral homes can mishandle a loved one’s remains or engage in negligent conduct in many ways. For example, funeral homes often lose a body; lose ashes; place multiple bodies in a coffin; drop or mishandle a body; cremate the wrong body; fail to appropriately store a body; steal valuable belongings from a body; fail to appropriately embalm a body; and selling organs from a body. This misconduct exacerbates the trauma that family members experience when a loved one dies.
However, in order to recover these damages, you must file your lawsuit within two years of the funeral home incident. It is important that you hire an experienced personal injury attorney, who will conduct a thorough investigation to maximize your compensation for your or your loved one’s injuries.