Copyright © 2018 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
While recovery for negligent infliction of emotional distress is limited in New York, one area in which such claims have long been permitted involves the interference with the right to the body of a deceased loved one. This right, which exists at common law, is known as the right of sepulcher. A surprising number of actions have been brought against hospitals based upon violations of that right. This column examines that unique cause of action.
*May exclude premium content
Already have an account? Sign In Now
Interested in customizing your subscription with Law.com All Access?
Contact our Sales Professionals at 1-855-808-4530 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.