Florida cemetery negligence is causing crypts in the Hilltop Cemetery in Cocoa, Florida to break open and reveal the skeletons inside. Many of the gravestones are not even standing. Many of the graves have veterans of both World War I and II in them are sinking, buckling and cracking wide open.
City officials have not been able to contact the trust responsible for maintaining the cemetery. As deputy city manager, Wendy Wildman said ” It’s reprehensible. I wouldn’t want my family member to be exposed.
Under Florida Statute Chapter 497 the laws of Florida and many other states the families of those buried in the cemetery may have a claim for the intentional infliction of emotional damages. This cause of action is one of the only claims that can be made for damages without having to prove a physical injury.
If you have a deceased family member whose body has been mishandled you should immediately call the Law Offices of Henry E. Gare at (904) 387-6101. We handle cases involving funeral home, cemetery and cremation mistakes.