Mistreatment of a Corpse

Mistreatment of a Corpse Attorney

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Mistreatment of a Corpse Attorney

Dealing with the passing of a loved one is one of the most challenging experiences you may have to endure. When navigating these difficult times, you trust that those around you are taking care to ensure the corpse of your lost loved one is in the hands of those who will treat them with the utmost care and respect. However, in some cases, funeral homes, hospitals, or even family members may not take the necessary care when handling your loved one's remains. That's where we step in. At Morgan & Morgan, our attorneys understand how difficult it can be to handle these cases alone. 

If you suspect that your loved one's corpse was mistreated, our attorneys want to help you get the justice you deserve. For more information on how a Morgan & Morgan attorney may be able to help your case, contact us today to schedule a free, no-obligation case evaluation.

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  • What Is the Mistreatment of a Corpse?

    Desecration of a human corpse is the act of intentionally mistreating or disrespecting a deceased person's body in a way that is considered to be sacrilegious or profane. There are several offenses with respect to corpses recognized as mistreatment. For example, the mistreatment of a corpse may look like the following:

    • Stealing or selling organs
    • Improper disposal of the body
    • Improper storage of the body
    • Steal jewelry or other property of the deceased
    • Physical abuse of the corpse
    • Burial in the wrong plot
    • Burial of the wrong body
    • Dropping the corpse during transport

    If you believe the corpse of a loved one has been mistreated, we may be able to help you. Contact a Morgan & Morgan attorney to schedule a free, no-obligation case evaluation now.

  • Who Is Liable for the Mistreatment of a Corpse?

    Regarding mishandling a corpse, liability may be determined by the facts of the case, such as who was in charge of handling the body, what standards and procedures were in place, and if the mishandling was the product of carelessness or deliberate misconduct. Below we have listed some of the most common entities liable for mishandling a corpse.

    • Hospital morgue
    • Medical examiners
    • Coroners
    • Funeral home
    • Universities medical facilities
    • Family members
    • Estate executor

    To learn more information regarding who may be liable for your case, schedule a free, no-obligation case evaluation now.

  • How Is Negligence Proven in a Corpse Mishandling Case?

    Unfortunately, when our loved ones pass away, those responsible for keeping their bodies safe may not follow the guidelines set in place. If this occurs, you may be eligible to claim negligence as the cause in your case. There are many ways negligence can take place when it comes to the mishandling of a corpse, some of which include the following:

    • Improper storage of the corpse
    • The selling or misuse of a corpse
    • Misidentification of the body
    • Burying multiple bodies or body parts in one casket
    • Burying in the wrong plot
    • Dropping the corpse or coffin
    • Performing a cremation without authorization or proper identification
    • Unauthorized embalming that violates the deceased'sdeceased's wishes for personal or religious reasons

    Learn more about the possible negligence in your case by contacting a Morgan & Morgan attorney today.

  • What Form of Compensation Could I Recover?

    There are several different types of damages you could recover in a mistreatment of a corpse lawsuit, those of which include, but are not limited to, the following:

    • Pain and Suffering
    • Emotional Distress
    • Psychological Distress
    • Post Traumatic Distress
    • Punitive Damages

    Contacting an attorney can help you better understand what compensation you may be eligible to recover after the corpse of a loved one has been mistreated. Learn more today by contacting us for a free, no-risk case evaluation.

  • Can I Afford a Morgan & Morgan Attorney?

    Yes. Those who decide to work with a Morgan & Morgan attorney will always be able to afford to work with us. The attorneys who work for our law firm work on what is known as a contingency. When an attorney works on a contingency fee, it means they only get paid if they win your case. 

    What does this mean for you? If your legal team wins your case, only then will you pay them. Your attorney will then take a reasonable fee from your recovery. If you suspect a loved one's corpse was mishandled, we urge you to contact a Morgan & Morgan attorney today for a free, no-risk case evaluation. You can't and shouldn't have to fight this battle alone.

  • Contact a Morgan & Morgan Attorney Today

    After a loved one has passed on, you should never have to worry if their corpse has been mistreated. In the unfortunate case that you discover that the body of a loved one has been violated, we may be able to help. 

    For over 35 years, our law firm has helped thousands of victims fight back to get the justice they deserve. When entities like hospitals, funeral homes, or even other family members have violated the corpse of a loved one, you can count on us.

    If you believe the corpse of a loved one has been mistreated, we may be able to help you get the justice you deserve. For more information about your possible case, contact a Morgan & Morgan attorney today by completing our free, no-obligation case evaluation form.

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