Employee Says Handling Decapitated Baby Traumitized Him, Sues Fort Worth Mortuary Where He Worked

A former employee of a Fort Worth mortuary who says he began to suffer from asthma, and was traumatized from the work he was doing is suing the business. In a lawsuit filed the lawsuit Monday in a Tarrant County district court, Jeremy Hoes alleges that Accu Care Mortuary Service Inc. violated the Texas Labor Code by discriminating against him because he filed a workers' compensation claim.Hoes, who worked for the mortuary from October 2013 to January 2017, is seeking monetary relief of $100,000 to $1 million, according to a lawsuit first reported by WFAA-TV (Channel 8).According to the lawsuit, Hoes was assigned to perform mortuary services on a man who died from ingesting paint fumes in November 2016. Hoes said he was not provided with personal protective equipment and, as a result of exposure to the fumes, he said he began to suffer chronic asthma.  Continue reading...

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