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CHICAGO (CBS/WBBM) – A man has sued a Chicago funeral home and a cemetery over what he claims was the botched body preparation of his mother, and a humiliating burial experience.

As WBBM Newsradio 780’s Bernie Tafoya reports, Byron Morrow has sued Taylor Funeral Home, 63 E. 79th St., and Mount Hope Cemetery, 11500 S. Fairfield Ave.

LISTEN: Newsradio 780′s Bernie Tafoya reports


Morrow claims that after his mother died on April 5, the funeral home improperly embalmed her, leaving brown liquid leaking from her skull.

Morrow says he was also told his mother would need an extra-large casket and burial vault or a double grave site. The woman weighed 230 pounds.

At the April 9 funeral, the gravesite ended up being too small for the oversize casket, and ended up being damaged in an attempt to force it into the grave, the suit said.

The suit claims Morrow’s family was humiliated and insulted due to the negligence of Mount Hope.

The suit seeks more than $50,000 in damages.

Representatives of Taylor and Mount Hope were unavailable for comment.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

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