Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

Editor: Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Houston Woman Sues Funeral Home Over Care of Husband’s Body

RIPA recent widow in Houston, Texas is suing a local funeral home, claiming that the funeral home left her husband’s body in an unlocked garage across the street. Dora Roman, went to visit her husband’s body in the funeral home and found that he was wrapped in a plastic sheet, stored in an unrefrigerated garage, and was decomposing. Due to the lack of care in preserving the body, the family could not have a public viewing as planned, but instead held a memorial service after her husband’s body was cremated by a different funeral home.

See Nina Golgowski, Texas Widow Says Funeral Home Let Husband’s Body Decompose for 7 Days, New York Daily News, May 2, 2014.

Special thanks to Brian Cohan (Attorney at Law, Law Offices of Brian J. Cohan, P.C.) for bringing this article to my attention.


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