California funeral home abuse attorneys at Bisnar | Chase have handled several cases on behalf of grief-stricken families who are plunged into further sorrow because of unethical funeral homes and cemeteries that cut corners while providing their services. Here's one example of such funeral home abuse from Houma, Louisiana where one family has filed a funeral home abuse lawsuit claiming that an organ donation agency and other businesses that handled their loved one's body, allowed it to decompose forcing them to have a closed casket ceremony.
According to an Associated Press news report, the family of Francis Toups Jr. alleges that the 53-year-old man's body was treated with a "callous disregard for its condition and the effect it would have upon the deceased's relatives." The family claims that the Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency failed to properly transport, embalm and take other steps to preserve the body. The family seeks unspecified damages from the agency, the Clark-Ducote and Samart funeral homes as well as Limousines Limited, a limo company in Crowley, Louisiana.