Friday, May 6, 2011

Man Sues Funeral Home, Cemetery When Mom's Extra Large Casket Didn't Fit Grave

Byron Morrow has filed a $50,000 against Taylor Funeral Home and Mount Hope Cemetery in Chicago. He says he was left humiliated when his mother's body was not properly pared for burial and the gravesite was too small for her extra large casket.
Morrow claims that after his mother died on April 5, the funeral home improperly embalmed her, leaving brown liquid leaking from her skull. Morrow says he was also told his mother would need an extra-large casket and burial vault or a double grave site. The woman weighed 230 pounds. At the April 9 funeral, the gravesite ended up being too small for the oversize casket, and ended up being damaged in an attempt to force it into the grave, the suit said. The suit claims Morrow’s family was humiliated and insulted due to the negligence of Mount Hope.
This sounds like a traumatizing experience and Byron should be compensated -- at least return the monies he paid for the funeral because his mother was not laid to rest in peace.
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