Case Settled On Eve of Trial Against a NASSAU County Hospital for Negligent Handling Of Corpse
On May 7th, 2015, a six figure settlement was reached against a Nassau County Hospital for the negligent handling of a corpse. On April 29th, 2011, the deceased was rushed to a Nassau County Hospital after being discovered nonresponsive in her bed. Two weeks prior thereto, the deceased had an operation on her Achilles tendon which led to infection and death. The family was allowed to view the body at the Nassau Hospital and on April 30th, 2011 the body was received by the medical examiner. When the body arrived at the funeral parlor, the deceased’s mother and father came to the funeral parlor and observed a badly decomposed body. The family was deprived of a viewing and a proper burial of their child. Once retained, personal injury attorneys Addabbo and Greenberg retained experts, including a Pathologist, who concluded that the body was not properly refrigerated pending release to the funeral home. After research of the issue for their extreme emotional distress, a lawsuit was filed and the case was litigated until, on the eve of trial, the case was settled. Once again, our clients has been properly compensated through the work of the Queens Accident Attorneys at Addabbo and Greenberg who had the resources to hire the proper experts and knowledge of the Law. If you or a loved one has suffered any injury call Todd Greenberg, Queens Personal Injury Attorney, at (718)268-0400 or visit us at QueensLaw.com.