Health, Psychological, and Emotional Impact of “Stench of Death” From a Neighboring Apartment

As of 2020, 36.6 percent of people in the United States reside in homes of different types that they rent. The majority of these rental residences are found in multiunit buildings of different types, including apartments, duplexes, condo buildings, and adjoining townhomes. As an aside, there are a number of communities in Southern California in…

Your Rights in a Multiunit Condominium Building Following an Unattended Death in a Neighboring Unit

A truly challenging situation arises when a person dies an unattended death in a condominium in a multiunit building. An unattended death is one in which a person dies alone and his or her remains are not discovered for a period of time. In the aftermath of an unattended death, the stench associated with human…

Addressing the Aftermath of an Unattended Death in a Multifamily Apartment Building: The Rights of Neighboring Tenants

One of the most challenging situations involving biohazardous contamination is the aftermath of what technically is known as an unattended death. In basic terms, an unattended death involves a situation in which a person dies alone for one reason or another. The deceased individual’s remains aren’t found for a period of time that may equate…

Definition of Decomposition

The one universally common factor about life is the eventuality of death. With death, comes decomposition. Because every once-living being will be subjected to the decomposition process, understanding what that involves is important. Thus, this is a candid discussion of the definition of decomposition. Global Scientific Definition of Decomposition The broad scientific definition of decomposition…

What Does Decomposition Mean?

You hear the word. You read the word. And yet, if you are like many individuals, you really don’t know the true, comprehensive, most accurate definition of “decomposition.” Despite encountering the word with some frequency, you may not fully understand what decomposition means. Dictionaries and the Word “Decomposition” Dictionaries present very sterile and, frankly, not…

The Dying Timeline: Understanding the End of Life Journey and Active Dying

Quite like every person leads a unique life so does a person’s impending death have its own individual circumstances. Understanding this very real fact of life and death, there are some commonplace hallmarks associated with impending death. For example, if a family member or other loved one is in hospice care, there are signs that…