Funeral Home Neglect

Steps to Take If You Suspect Funeral Home Abuse

Funeral home abuse is a shocking act that has become too common in our society. Since the victims are deceased, they have no voice to defend their bodies and dignity from the abuse and desecration. As such, we have the responsibility to protect our deceased loved ones. If you suspect funeral home abuse or negligence, you should contact our Los Angeles funeral home abuse attorneys for a free consultation....
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Funeral Home Abuse & Negligence: Deceased Corpses Deserve Respect Too

During a time of grief, it is only natural that you expect your deceased loved one to be treated correctly and respectfully. After all, just because you’re dead it doesn’t mean that you don’t deserve respect, right? Although this line of reasoning is only logical, abuse and negligence in funeral homes is a serious matter that needs to be dealt in an appropriate manner. If you believe your deceased...
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Cremation Case Shows Need for Advocating for Survivors

A recent California case of a woman’s personal loss shows how important it is to document incidents and events related to the cremation of deceased individuals. In California, there are several advocacy groups put together to protect the rights of survivors of the deceased. Sadly, a range of incidents can still occur involving the separation of those cremated from their loved ones in the form of misplaced or stolen...
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Questions on Funeral Home Practices in California Lead to Investigation

Reports from the state of California indicate that investigations into funeral home practices may continue into 2011. Articles from a blog called Your Funeral Guy and other independent remarks follow a potential investigation into the California Funeral Directors Association, a group charged with oversight of various funeral home abuse and related practices. One of the aspects of ongoing debates about possible funeral home “scamming” is related to prepaid funeral...
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California State Boards Assists Consumers With Funeral Home Abuse Issues

Those who are grieving for a family member who has passed away have a right to expect that funeral homes and similar businesses will take appropriate reactions to respect and safeguard the body and possessions of the deceased. The California Cemetery and Funeral Bureau, a branch of the state’s Department of Consumer Affairs, is helping to make sure that families receive the service they deserve from funeral homes across...
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California Health and Safety Code for Funeral Homes

Abuse of the dead in any way is not only unlawful, it is anathema to rational, caring people everywhere. To compound a family’s loss with this type of insult is unconscionable, and our California funeral home abuse lawyers take these matters very seriously. Our Orange County funeral home abuse attorneys feel that accurate information is one of the most effective ways to prevent this kind of abuse. To that...
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Riverside Funeral Home Owner Convicted of Funeral Home Abuse

A Riverside County funeral home owner was convicted recently of six counts of grand theft and financial elder abuse for defrauding elderly customers in scams involving pre-paid funerals. The 58-year-old woman faces up to six years in state prison for financial funeral home abuse of at least 20 customers of Valley Funeral Home. Investigators say that the woman took $20,000 from each victim for pre-paid funeral arrangements between 1998...
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Mortuary Worker Given 10 Years for Trafficking Body Parts

An article in the Sacramento Bee reports that a former mortuary worker convicted of dismembering cadavers donated to the UCLA medical school and selling the body parts was sentenced to serve ten years in prison and pay more than $1.7 million in unpaid taxes, fines and restitution. Jurors in the California mortuary malpractice case found that Ernest Nelson, 51, was guilty of various crimes, including grand theft and tax...
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