Connecticut Funeral Home Abuse Law Firm
Every funeral home, mortuary and cemetery owes a duty to the families of the deceased to deal with remains promptly, respectfully, and according to the wishes of the family. Unfortunately, some funeral homes fail to live up to the standards of the profession. Bodies are lost or buried in the wrong grave. Following cremation, ashes are misplaced or mixed up with those of another family's loved one
At Jacobs & Dow we have represented many families injured by the negligence or carelessness of funeral homes. Our New Haven funeral home lawyers have achieved a number of impressive settlements against funeral homes that failed to carry out their professional duties.
What Causes Funeral Home Misconduct?
When a loved one dies, family and friends gather to celebrate their life and honor their memory. Often the celebrations involve one or a combination of a wake, funeral, and burial or cremation ceremony. In this extremely emotional time, family members are vulnerable and look to funeral homes, cemeteries and crematoriums for guidance. Instead, through greed, corruption or negligence, the following types of misconduct can occur:
- Coffins retrieved after burial and switched out for cheaper ones
- Multiple bodies placed in one coffin
- Bodies cremated instead of buried in the family plot
- Body parts removed and sold
- Grave sites left untended, to be vandalized
- Unmaintained graveyards covered by garbage dumps
If you believe you were the victim of cemetery, funeral home or cremation negligence or exploitation, call one of our experienced lawyers at Jacobs & Dow.
Ask for a Free Consultation With a Funeral Home Misconduct Lawyer: 203-772-3100
Usually funeral home misconduct cases are handled on a contingency basis, which means there is no legal fee unless we recover for you. Open during weekly business hours and Saturday mornings, we also offer weekend and evening hours by appointment. Contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation.