• Losing the Body of the Deceased
  • Mishandling the Body of the Deceased
  • Providing the Wrong Body at the Service
  • Dropping a Corpse
  • Selling Parts or Organs of the Decedent’s Body
  • Performing Sexual Acts on the Body
  • Stealing Personal Property From the Body of the Deceased
  • Failing to Embalm, Bury, or Cremate as Contracted
  • Replacing the Casket Provided Without Consent
  • Burying the Wrong Body
  • Using the Wrong Gravesite
  • Unlicensed Funeral Home Staff Handling the Deceased
  • Cremating or Burying Without Consent

Can a Funeral Home Be Found Negligent if they Mishandle the Body?

Funeral homes are supposed to be exemplary and professional when handling the bodies of deceased loved ones for families. However, some bodies are not handled properly. Whether they are not properly stored, dropped, properly cremated, or properly embalmed, a funeral home should be held accountable for not performing the duties they were hired to do. A funeral home’s failure to properly handle your loved one’s body can be incredibly distressing for you and your family. Let us help you take legal action against them to bring you and your family the justice you deserve.

Can I Sue a Funeral Home for Stealing Possessions?

Dealing with the loss of a loved one can already be hard enough on you and your family. However, on top of the grief you are dealing with, you may also have to deal with the emotional distress a funeral home has brought onto you. Some funeral homes act negligently, whether by mistake or on purpose. One of the main reasons funeral homes may be found purposefully negligent is by stealing possessions left to bury a loved one with.

A common practice for those burying a loved one is parting with prized possessions to be buried with their late loved one. These possessions can range from family heirlooms to pieces of jewelry. In any case, some funeral homes can steal these possessions from your loved one after they have been placed. Call our law firm at 1-855-RIZZUTO (749-9886) if you believe a funeral home has acted negligently while you were trying to bury your loved one.

How Can Hiring a Lawyer Make Things Right?

Our team of funeral home neglect attorneys understands your rights and how a negligent funeral home can infringe upon them. We hold funeral homes that act negligently accountable for their behavior. Whether their negligence is purposeful or an honest mistake, they should still be held to a higher standard. We can represent you in your case and ease you through the entire process. Get in touch with our law firm today representing clients throughout New York City, in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, Westchester County, Nassau County, Nassau County, Suffolk County and all of Long Island to get the help you need.

When Should I Reach Out to a Funeral Home Abuse and Neglect Attorney?

If you suspect negligence on the part of the funeral home that was tasked with burying your late loved one, please give our law firm a call as soon as possible. No one deserves to deal with the heartache of losing a loved one and also have to deal with the negligence and incompetence of a funeral home. Learn more about your potential case today by calling 1-855-RIZZUTO (749-9886).