A Person Should Always Be Buried with Dignity Advises Philadelphia Funeral and Cremation Abuse Lawyer
In the last few months, I have received horrifying reports of funeral and burial abuse. Recently, a news story was published noting that a funeral home failed to embalm a body, causing a horrific smell during an open casket funeral. A lawsuit was filed against the funeral director and funeral home alleging that the body had begun to decompose due to the fact that it had not been embalmed as agreed. The Complaint alleged that the family, friends, and other mourners were horrified by the smell and stench that penetrated the room. The lawsuit further alleged that the deceased’s finger nails and other parts of the body were discolored and humiliated the family. The funeral home and its Chief Executive Officer were sued for breach of contract, negligent intention and infliction of emotional distress, and misrepresentation.
The Philadelphia funeral home and burial abuse lawyers of Reiff & Bily understand that funerals are often the most heartfelt and devastatingly emotional moments that individuals and families will encounter in their lifetime.
Funerals rank as one of the most expensive and emotional purchases a consumer will make and it always comes with the expectation that a funeral will be conducted in a dignified, holy, and healing manner. Unfortunately, many funeral homes are more concerned with their “bottom line” and profitability rather than the personal and familiar interests of the deceased, leading to atrocities that are forever embedded as emotional scars in the minds of the family and mourners. No one entrusting the remains of a loved one to a funeral service provider should ever have to experience the lack of emotional closure via a funeral due to misadventure, neglect, or ineptitude of a funeral director or funeral home. It is the inherent nature and calling of the funeral industry that sacred trust must be given by a funeral provider to survivors and a higher standard of care exists with respect to identification of deceased persons while entrusted to a funeral director’s care.
The wrongful burial, funeral abuse, and wrongful cremation lawyers of Reiff & Bily recently concluded a wrongful cremation and funeral home abuse case for a substantial confidential figure. We understand the grief and emotional turmoil surrounding the loss of a family member and understand that when a funeral home or cemetery makes a mistake, it leaves even more emotional damage to the family.
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