1. Free Legal Help, Legal Forms and Lawyers. TheLaw.com has been providing free legal assistance online since 1995. Our most popular destinations for legal help are below. It only takes a minute to join our legal community!

    Dismiss Notice

Emotional damage Negligence, Other Injury

Discussion in 'Accidents, Injuries, Negligence' started by Legalhorizon, Jun 8, 2015.

  1. Legalhorizon

    Legalhorizon Law Topic Starter New Member

    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    A funeral home is denying me visitation to my deceased parent but granted visitation to my sibling who paid the funeral home cost. The funeral home's excuse is that I should have came to visit with my sibling. I haven't seen my deceased parent in a long time and my parent made a request to see me before dying. I'm suffering a lot of emotional damages due to the action of the funeral home which I believe amounts to negligence and discrimination. Can I sue based on implied contract that a funeral home shouldn't deny visitation rights to an immediate relative regardless of which child paid for the funeral home? A deceased person isn't personal property that would belong to the person paying for the funeral home, in my opinion. Would I have a good cause of action?
     
  2. ElleMD

    ElleMD Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,032
    Likes Received:
    494
    Trophy Points:
    83
    No, the funeral home is not required to open and all anyone to visit at any time. It isn't clear why you didn't visit with your sibling or during the funeral/viewing. Your regret over not visiting the parent prior to their death is not the fault of the funeral home.
     
  3. Betty3

    Betty3 Super Moderator

    Messages:
    6,967
    Likes Received:
    290
    Trophy Points:
    83

    Sorry but you have no case against the funeral home. They did not do anything illegal.
     

Share This Page