Losing a loved one is always a time of grief and distress. At the same time that family members are mourning the loss of their loved one, they also face the task of planning and carrying out a funeral and burial or cremation. This is the last loving act of service toward a deceased family member. During this difficult time, family members of an individual who’s passed away trust the funeral home they’ve chosen to carry out the wishes of the close surviving family members or the predetermined wishes of the deceased individual. But what if the unthinkable happens, and an error or wrongdoing occurs in the very funeral home that you’ve entrusted with this final act of love for your family member?
Sadly, not every funeral home lives up to its obligations. If your loved one wasn’t treated with the care and dignity they deserved, you can gain compensation for the economic consequences as well as for your family’s emotional anguish. Call the legal team of Carew Garcia Bohuslav, PLLC, today for a free consultation so we can begin a legal strategy for compensation so you and your family can move forward from the loss.
At Carew Garcia Bohuslav, PLLC, we understand the deep distress families feel when their last act of service toward their loved one goes awry due to the actions or negligence of funeral home management or employees. Our compassionate Dallas personal injury attorneys will provide the following advantages for your case:
We treat our clients with the same care, respect, and results-oriented actions we’d give our own families. At Carew Garcia Bohuslav, PLLC, we understand the distress a family member feels when they’ve trusted a funeral home manager to live up to their obligation only to have additional stress and anguish added to their grief due to the funeral home’s negligence, careless actions, or willful wrongdoing.
Most funeral homes in Dallas do their best for their clients, but sometimes mistakes, unethical actions, financial fraud, and other misdeeds make a family’s final goodbye to a lost loved one a more painful and distressing experience than necessary. Despite their compassionate tones and promises, some funeral homes fail in their duty to provide the best possible post-death care. The following examples of funeral home negligence cases in Dallas are startling and disturbing to anyone who has lost a loved one:
In some cases, the negligence occurs at the cemetery with wrongful actions such as the following:
Funeral homes, crematoriums, and cemeteries owe a duty to live up to the contracts they make with family members and to treat their deceased loved ones with respect and care according to the family’s wishes or the decedent’s pre-arranged requests. When they fail in this duty or an employee commits intentional misdeeds, it causes emotional distress for family members. It may also cause significant financial losses when families must take corrective measures.
An attorney from Carew Garcia Bohasluv is ready to advocate for your lost loved one as well as for family members when a funeral home fails in its obligation to provide proper care.
Texas law places limits on who may file a lawsuit against a negligent funeral home, crematorium, or cemetery. This limit keeps distant relatives, friends, coworkers, and acquaintances from exploiting the death and funeral home mistake for their own benefit. Only the following close family members may file a Dallas funeral home lawsuit:
Alternatively, the executor named in the decedent’s will or estate plan may represent the family in a lawsuit against a negligent funeral home. Any compensation they recover than goes to the decedent’s estate and passes to the beneficiary named in their will or according to the Texas intestacy laws.
Funeral homes and cemeteries owe a duty of care to handle a loved one’s remains with respect, dignity, and care. If they breach this duty through negligence or wrongdoing and it causes significant harm to the loved one’s body or financial damages to family members, then the funeral home is liable for those damages and must provide compensation.
A successful claim can recover compensation after a funeral home commits an act of negligence. Available damages include the following:
Punitive damages may also come into play if a funeral home’s employee or manager acts in a particularly egregious manner such as sexually abusing the decedent, committing serious financial fraud, or acting with gross negligence. Punitive damages act as a punishment to the wrongdoer and can significantly increase the size of the settlement or court award.
If your family or your loved one’s remains have become the victim of funeral home negligence, call Carew Garcia Bohuslav, PLLC, today for a free consultation. We have deep compassion for the anguish caused by this egregious form of negligence.
It’s always the best practice to research funeral homes and read customer testimonials and reviews—preferably during estate planning but even in the event of a sudden, unexpected loss. Dallas offers many funeral homes including the following:
|Beckwith, Inc. located at 4155 S R L Thornton Fwy, DALLAS, TX, 75224|
|Black & Clark Funeral Home located at 2517 E Illinois Ave, DALLAS, TX, 75216|
|Bradford Mortuary Inc located at 4908 Spring Ave, DALLAS, TX, 75210|
|C B Williams located at 2802 Le Clerc Ave, DALLAS, TX, 75210|
|Calvary Hill Funeral Home located at 3235 Lombardy Lane, DALLAS, TX, 75220|
|Carriage Services, Inc. located at 19310 Preston Rd, DALLAS, TX, 75252|
|Carroll McDuffie Funeral Home located at 3801 Hatcher St, DALLAS, TX, 75210|
|Caston Funeral Escort located at 2210 Areba St, DALLAS, TX, 75203|
|Clark Funeral Home located at 751 S R L Thornton Fwy, DALLAS, TX, 75203|
|Dfw Mortuary Service located at 4316 Main St, DALLAS, TX, 75226|
|Eternal Rest Funeral Home located at 2830 S Ervay St, DALLAS, TX, 75215|
|Florists Near Funeral Home Dallas Texas located at 2200 Ross Ave, DALLAS, TX, 75201|
|Golden Gate Funeral Home located at 4112 Wind River Dr, DALLAS, TX, 75216|
|Golden Gate Funeral Home located at 4155 S.R.L. Thornton Fwy., DALLAS, TX, 75224|
|GONZALEZ FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, INC. located at 3050 N Stemmons Fwy, DALLAS, TX, 75247|
|GROVE HILL FUNERAL HOME located at 2615 Throckmorton St, DALLAS, TX, 75219|
|Heaven’s Door Mortuary Service located at 2802 Larry Dr, DALLAS, TX, 75228|
|Hispanic Services Unlimited Inc located at 300 W Davis St, DALLAS, TX, 75208|
|Hughes Funeral Homes Inc located at 2615 S Buckner Blvd, DALLAS, TX, 75227|
|HUGHES FUNERAL HOMES INC located at 9700 Webb Chapel Rd, DALLAS, TX, 75220|
|HUGHES FUNERAL HOMES INC located at 400 E Jefferson Blvd, DALLAS, TX, 75203|
|Jackson Home & Garden located at 6910 Maple Ave, DALLAS, TX, 75235|
|Jackson Rm Memorial Chapel located at 2303 S Ewing Ave, DALLAS, TX, 75216|
|Jeter & Son Funeral Home located at 4830 W Illinois Ave, DALLAS, TX, 75211|
|Joan B Muser located at 3945 Crown Shore Dr, DALLAS, TX, 75244|
|Joan Tyer located at 7623 Military Pkwy, DALLAS, TX, 75227|
|KING, JOHN located at 3302 E Illinois Ave, DALLAS, TX, 75216|
|Lomax Funeral Home located at 2703 Hatcher St, DALLAS, TX, 75215|
|Lott’s Mortuary Inc located at 2434 Martin Luther King J, DALLAS, TX, 75215|
|Lotts Funeral Home located at 2434 Mrtn Lthr Kng Jr Blv, DALLAS, TX, 75215|
|Lotts Montuary located at 2434 Mlk Jr Blvd, DALLAS, TX, 75215|
|Mc Calls Funeral Home located at 2123 Lanark Ave, DALLAS, TX, 75203|
|MEZERA/YOUNG HOME GROUP located at 8440 Abrams Rd, DALLAS, TX, 75243|
|Mortuary Planning located at 409 N Zang Blvd, DALLAS, TX, 75208|
|NORTH DALLAS FUNERAL HOME located at 2710 Valley View Ln, DALLAS, TX, 75234|
|Paradise Funeral Home located at 3910 S Lancaster Rd, DALLAS, TX, 75216|
|Pinkston’s Mortuary, Inc. located at 3811 Turtle Creek Blvd # 400, DALLAS, TX, 75219|
|Pipkins Memorial Funeral Home located at 3626 Spring Ave, DALLAS, TX, 75210|
|Qazi, Andleeb located at 7810 Spring Valley Rd, DALLAS, TX, 75254|
|Rahma Funeral Home located at 7810 Spring Valley Rd, DALLAS, TX, 75254|
|Randall Funeral Home located at 1810 S Denley Dr, DALLAS, TX, 75216|
|Restland Memorial Park of Dallas Inc located at 9220 Restland Rd, DALLAS, TX, 75243|
|Robinson Home Products Inc located at 6060 N Central Expy, DALLAS, TX, 75206|
|Sacred Funeral Home, L.L.C. located at 4228 S Lancaster Rd, DALLAS, TX, 75216|
|SERVICE CORPORATION INTERNATIONAL located at 10501 Garland Rd, DALLAS, TX, 75218|
|SERVICE CORPORATION INTERNATIONAL located at 8011 Frankford Rd, DALLAS, TX, 75252|
|Sherrie E Hardage Interiors located at 3101 Drexel Dr, DALLAS, TX, 75205|
|SPARKMAN HILLCREST INC located at 7405 W Northwest Hwy, DALLAS, TX, 75225|
|Sparkman-Dickey Funeral Home located at 8011 Frankford Rd, DALLAS, TX, 75252|
|Spears Mortuary located at 3315 N Westmoreland Rd, DALLAS, TX, 75212|
|Thrash Funeral Home located at 3726 S Lancaster Rd, DALLAS, TX, 75216|
|Thrash Memorial Funeral Home LLC located at 4830 S Lancaster Rd, DALLAS, TX, 75216|
|Washington’s Memorial Funeral Homes located at 1950 Canada Dr, DALLAS, TX, 75212|