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Another Tort Case on Coronavirus Mistreatment of a Corpse

In: Personal Injury

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented many challenges for families. Sadly, these sometimes continue after a person has passed away from the disease.

Losing a loved one is never easy. Tragically, it is something too many families have faced during the coronavirus pandemic. COVID-19 has made things even more difficult for loved ones left behind. Not only are many funerals temporarily putting a stop to large ceremonies, but the bodies of the deceased are also not always treated properly. Stories from all over the world have emerged focusing on the mistreatment of corpses after someone has died from COVID-19. If this has happened to one of your loved ones, it is important to know that you can take legal action.

What is Mistreatment of a Corpse?

Everyone deserves to be treated with respect and dignity at all times, even after they have passed away. When a person’s corpse is not treated with respect, the actions the offending party has taken can be considered mistreatment of a corpse. A few of the ways in which a person may mistreat a corpse include:

A person does not have to mistreat a corpse intentionally for a person to be held liable. Even a negligent or careless act can result in mistreatment of a corpse and when that is the case, loved ones can hold the offending party liable for paying damages.

How to Prove Negligence

Funeral homes and hospitals have a responsibility to properly care for the bodies of deceased individuals. When they fail to meet that responsibility and it causes you emotional or financial harm, you can hold them liable for paying damages. To be successful, you will need to prove:

Proving negligence is never easy, particularly when going up against large facilities such as hospitals and funeral homes. A lawyer can determine who was responsible, and help you prove your case.

Call Our Florida Personal Injury Lawyers Today

Losing a loved one is never easy but knowing your loved one was not treated with dignity after their death makes it even more difficult. If a funeral home or hospital mistreated your loved one’s remains, call our Boca Raton personal injury lawyers today. At Ged Lawyers, LLP, our knowledgeable attorneys are dedicated to holding liable parties accountable for their actions and we want to help you make things right. Call us today at (561) 995-1966 or contact us online to schedule a free case review.