The mother and father of a lifeless 26-yr-previous man whose physique was by accident cremated by the Los Angeles County coroner’s workplace in 2016 are suing the county and the company.
“I’m sorry, the cremation was in error, your son was cremated,” a coroner’s official advised the mother and father, in line with the lawsuit.
Jorge Alberto Hernandez and Mirna Amaya, the daddy and mom of the late Jorge Geovanny Hernandez, filed the lawsuit Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Courtroom. The go well with alleges negligence and negligent infliction of emotional misery. The mother and father search unspecified damages.
Hernandez died of a drug overdose Oct. 7 after being taken to Glendale Adventist Medical Middle. His physique was picked up by the coroner’s workplace to find out a trigger and he was cremated Oct. 17.
Based on the lawsuit, Hernandez’s household deliberate to cremate his physique, however needed to stage a ultimate viewing beforehand and permit for pictures to be taken of him “resting peacefully in his coffin.”
On Oct. 18, a coroner’s consultant referred to as Amaya and stated, “I’m sorry, the cremation was in error, your son was cremated,” the go well with states.
Coroner’s officers beforehand stated the error occurred as a result of a technician did not verify the case quantity on the person’s physique and that the workplace issued an apology to the decedent’s household. The officers stated there have been two males named Jorge Hernandez on the morgue and that the opposite man, who was indigent, was scheduled to be cremated.
—Metropolis Information Service
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