Mishandling of Bodies at Lewiston Crematorium Led to $5.5M Award
During the summer of 2021, it was discovered that 11 bodies were left to decompose in the basement of a Lewiston funeral home. More than a dozen lawsuits have since been filed against Kenneth Kincer, the owner of Affordable Cremation Solution.
The state of Maine decided to suspend Kincer’s cremation license for ten years, but never charged him with any crimes for his wrongdoings. Outraged families of the deceased took matters into their own hands by pressing charges against Kincer in civil court.
The body of Bruce Wursle was among the 11 deceased loved ones found in the crematorium basement. His daughter, Marielle Bischoff-Wursle, saw her case through with her lawyer Benjamin Gideon of Gideon Asen LLC. She was awarded $5.5M in emotional damages for her suffering.
Gideon Asen LLC represents six of the affected families. If you or anybody you know is in need of legal guidance, contact our firm today.