This case involves a woman who died and the family agreed to tissue transplantation. An issue arose when the family of the decedent alleged that the body had decomposed, and thus, could not be used in an open casket. After the woman died, the hospital was delayed in transporting the body for tissue transplantation. They kept it in the basement of the hospital for a few hours. There was a coroner’s office next door with a cooler that the hospital staff had access to, but they decided to keep the body in a separate room without a cooler. The body was then transported to an organ procurement agency and they refrigerated the body (approximately eleven hours after the decedent’s death). The body was then transported to where the tissue transplantation was to take place, but the procurement agents were unable to perform the transplantation because of an error in scheduling. The body was then transported to one funeral home where it was embalmed and then it was transported to another funeral home where the funeral took place. By the time the funeral occurred, the body had decomposed to the point where an open casket was not an option. The family of the decedent brought suit against the organ procurement agency, and they alleged that the agency had allowed the body to decompose.