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Funeral Home Negligence in Personal Injury Law

By Law Offices of Carey & Leisure  Feb. 1, 2013 10:35a

No one expects to have to deal with negligence or unscrupulous acts perpetrated in connection with their loved one's passing. Families and friends who have lost someone have enough to deal with in terms of the grief, loss, and other related matters connected with a death. Unfortunately, funeral home and cemetery negligence does occur and can make a difficult time even more traumatic for grieving family members. Negligence of this kind can occur in many ways at funeral homes and cemeteries. These can include the theft of articles belonging to the deceased, abuse of the deceased's body, the wrong body being cremated or buried, improper storage of a body, improper or no embalming, body parts and organs being removed and sold, the vandalization of grave sites, and unlicensed persons or companies performing work on deceased persons.

In one disturbing case dealing with funeral home neglect, the family of a woman who died suddenly in a car accident discovered the woman's brain in a bag of her personal effects which the funeral home gave them. An autopsy had been performed on the woman after her death. Because she had sustained tremendous trauma to the head, the brain was removed. While the family later learned that reinserting the brain in the body in such a case is against standard procedure, they should not have been exposed to such a devastating and shocking incident. The family initiated a lawsuit against several defendants in the case, including the funeral home which oversaw the woman's burial.

Clearwater Personal Injury Attorney

The personal injury law firm of Carey & Leisure offers outstanding legal representation to those who have been victimized by negligence. Common forms of personal injury cases include those stemming from car accidents and slip and fall accidents. Funeral home negligence is another form of professional malpractice, however, which can lead to a rightful claim for damages. At the Law Offices of Carey & Leisure, you will find a legal team that is highly accomplished and who take a committed and aggressive approach. The firm has been nationally and locally recognized for its excellence in legal ability and service. Attorneys Carey and Leisure are both Board Certified in civil trial law by the Florida Board of Legal Specialization and have been named Super Lawyers, invited as members into the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and have been rated AV Preeminent which is the highest rating possible by Martindale Hubbell.

If you have been injured by the negligent or deliberate misconduct of another anywhere in the counties of Pinellas, Pasco, or Hernando, call the firm for a free consultation about your case. You won't pay unless the firm recovers financial compensation on your behalf.

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