Two different funeral homes are pointing the blame finger at each other for a royal fuck up involving the handling of the remains of a woman who died in an auto accident last September.
Her family, after receiving a bag of her belongings, noticed a rank smell coming from the bag and opened it up to find the woman's brain thrown in with the personal effects. The family has subsequently filed suit against both a funeral home in Utah where she died and the funeral home in New Mexico that released her property. The suit also names the shipping company that transported the belongings from state to state.
"Rather than try to reinsert the brain into a damaged head, it is common practice to ship it inside a bag," he said. "If we put it back in (the head), it could have been a soggy, leaky mess."
Johnson also said when someone has died in a violent crash, there's usually blood "and who knows what" on clothing or other items, so his employees typically sit down with relatives of the victim and encourage them to let the funeral home discard the bag rather than accept it.
He also denied that the Utah funeral home combined the brain and personal items in a single bag.http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100107/..._brain_lawsuit"This is just a sad tragedy," plaintiffs attorney Richard Valle said Wednesday. "This almost feels like something you'd read about in a Stephen King book."