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Funeral Home Negligence

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Funeral Home Negligence Lawyer
Helping California Families Suffering due to Funeral Home Negligence

When you choose a funeral home or mortuary after a loved one dies, you should be able to trust that they will handle all appropriate matters with care and respect for both your loved one and your family. As a funeral home negligence attorney in Los Angeles, California, however, I know that some funeral homes fail to operate in a reasonable manner or even intentionally mishandle remains. Other funeral homes may cause financial injury by taking advantage of already grieving and vulnerable families. At the Steven M. Sweat, Personal Injury Lawyers, APC, P.C., we are here to help families who suffer emotional or financial injury in an already difficult time. If you believe you have been the victims of funeral home negligence, call for a completely free consultation at 323-944-0993 as soon as possible.

How can a Funeral Home Injure Family Members?

There are many ways in which a funeral home can act in a negligent or intentional manner to cause harm to families of the deceased placed in their care. Some examples include:

  • Wrongfully taking valuables from the body
  • Failing to correctly embalm a body
  • Failing to properly store a body
  • Cremating the incorrect body
  • Losing ashes
  • Losing a body
  • Putting two bodies in one coffin
  • Stealing organs for sale
  • Dropping or mishandling a body
  • Intentional abuse of a body
  • Financial mistreatment of the family
  • Violations of federal or California law

Licensed funeral homes should have a thorough understanding of the standard of care that is expected of them under the law. When a funeral home fails to meet this standard of care in some way, it can injure family members and the funeral home should be held liable for all of the related losses to the family. Families may seek compensation not only for monetary losses but also for emotional distress, pain and suffering, and more.

Call a California Funeral Home Negligence Lawyer for a Free Consultation

At the Steven M. Sweat, Personal Injury Lawyers, APC, we have helped many families recover for their injuries after the loss of a loved one.

If you believe you have been the victim of funeral home negligence, do not hesitate to call our office at 323-944-0993 for a free consultation today.

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