National Law Review
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Article By: Samantha Taber
Texas Tech University School of Law
Winner–Spring Law Student Writing Competition
The need for self-immortalization has been a constant theme throughout history, dating back prior to the Egyptians. Preserving one’s self for future generations has lead to interesting and creative burial methods. These methods have varied throughout history, but a person’s desire to be remembered has remained the same. Cremation jewelry gives the decedent an opportunity to become an heirloom and be passed down through the generations. This new technique has not only allowed for self-preservation, but also as a means of keeping a loved one close. You cannot get closer to your deceased relative than to wear them around your neck ……
Unfortunately, in dealing with the fragile remains of a loved one there are the occasional accidents or wrongdoings. When this situation arises and a family member decides to sue, courts have had to decide how to treat these causes of action.
Read the full article at the National Law Review
Thanks to the HVCC Mortuary Science Alumni & Student Assoc for alerting us to this article.