December 9, 2021

Family Files $88 Million Lawsuit Against Funeral Home for Burial Mixup

A household in Lengthy Island is suing an area funeral residence for allegedly placing the fallacious particular person of their mom’s plot.

The 11 youngsters of the late Sadie Williams are looking for $88 million, claiming gross negligence.

Family members say they instructed the funeral director at Amityville’s Joseph A. Slinger-Hasgill Funeral Home that it wasn’t their liked one, however he insisted it was.

“I said, ‘Mom has a mole.’ I just kept picking out different things,” Salimah Lee defined, “And he stood at the top of the steps of the funeral home, laughing, going, ‘Oh, I hear that all the time. They tell me. People say that all the time. The embalming fluid smooths them out.’”

Three days after the service, the director known as and instructed the household they had been proper.

“He said, ‘I just want you to know that that wasn’t your mom,’” Lee mentioned.

Lee mentioned she raced to the funeral residence and recorded a video capturing the second she lastly received to see her mom for the final time.

“That’s my mother. … I just knew it. I said her mole was missing and everything,” Lee may be heard saying within the video, whereas the funeral director may be heard saying, “I’m just sick. I’m sick. … So now I have to let the other family know.”

Williams’ burial was purported to happen not more than 72-hours after her passing due to Muslim custom however it was 22 days.