After Roberta Salazar passed away in May of 2017, her loving family made arrangements to honor her final wishes and remember her as the caring woman she was in life. Her family called upon Grace Funeral Home in Victoria, Texas for assistance. The contracts the family signed at the funeral home noted that Roberta would have an open casket viewing and that she would be dressed in her 40th wedding anniversary gown.
This did not happen, though, due to the gross negligence and fraudulent behavior of the Grace Funeral Home and its staff. Instead of preparing Roberta for an open casket viewing, they cremated her remains without the family’s permission and in violation of the agreed upon contract. Wrongfully cremating her remains is not the full extent of their inexcusable behavior, as her remains were also sent to a stranger.
However, the wrongdoing continues, as the Grace Funeral Home did not admit to the Salazar family of their egregious mistakes. Instead of acting honestly and apologetically, the funeral home staff lied and said Roberta’s body was in a condition only suited for a closed casket funeral. The truth of her wrongful cremation only came to light after her ashes were received by the stranger.
World-Class Injury Attorneys Take the Case
For legal representation, the Salazar family has turned to The Cox Pradia Law Firm, P.L.L.C. and the renowned Attorney Willie Gary, who has battled high-stakes claims in the past and won. In a press release from Attorney Gary, he noted that the Salazar’s will never be able to enjoy closure after the passing of the beloved Roberta Salazar. Her final wishes were not met to any degree, and she was cremated, which is an affront to her personal beliefs. By bringing forth a lawsuit of magnitude against the Grace Funeral Home, Attorney Gary and The Cox Pradia team hope to make certain no such unthinkable hardship and emotional trauma occurs to any family ever again, in Texas and beyond.
Attorneys Willie Gary and Troy Pradia cited the following in their client’s lawsuit:
- Wrongful cremation
- Intentional infliction of emotional distress
The amount of damages demanded on behalf of the Salazar family totals to $50 million. Attorney Willie Gary is known the world over for filing groundbreaking lawsuits against powerful defendants – and succeeding. In the past, he has won a $500 million case against The Loewen Group, one of the world’s largest funeral chains, a $240 million trial against Walt Disney Corporation, and many, many more. With his undeniable legal talents combined with the insight and local presence of The Cox Pradia Law Firm, P.L.L.C. team, the Salazar family look forward to finding peace of mind and closure after the gross wrongdoing of the Grace Funeral Home caused so much damage.
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