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Illinois Funeral Home Engages in Post Death Elderly Neglect

An Illinois funeral home has come under scrutiny after mistreatment of an elderly individual. In this case the elderly deceased was wrongfully buried. The family of the deceased went to the funeral home but was shown another deceased individual. The family had obtained legal help to get a court order for the funeral home to undo this tragic mistake: exhume the wrongfully buried grandmother. It is unknown if the family will file a negligence suit for the emotional distress, pain and suffering and anxiety the incident caused them. Although negligent care, negligent abuse and neglect are common at nursing homes in Illinois it is rare to see such negligence continue to affect an individual in the afterlife. To read about this devastating mix-up click here.