.jim. wrote: In Nevada, a doctor has 48 hours to sign off on a death certificate; after 48 hours a funeral home can request the doctor's medical director to provide a signature. If the medical director fails for 48 hours then the funeral home can request the coroner's office do the paperwork. In my case, the doctor took 9 days to sign, so technically he's in violation of Nevada law. No cremation/burial can take place until the doc signs. We had people fly in from overseas intending to take remains home. They flew home empty-handed (after waiting 2 weeks).
Yeah that's negligence, and maybe a tortious breach of his duty of care too. I'm Canadian and don't know your US Negligence Act equivalent but I'm guessing it's similar, and, if that happened to me here and I had paid for that plane ticket and returned with no remains and didn't get to attend the memorial etc. I'd try small claims court and be representing myself. Its a court designed for laypeople here (lots of instructions and easy forms and guides online) for all claims up to $25k. Sure it's grief and work and hassle to sue, but I like to make a point
Great response from MissMolly above!
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