Family feud over what to do with Joy Culverhouse’s body heats up in court filings

Culverhouse family feud over Joy's body plays out in court filings.  @TB_Times

  • “By producing confidential medical records, you’ve waived access to the medical records before death.
  • But Gay Culverhouse and “Junior” – as the petition repeatedly refers to Hugh Culverhouse Jr. – have no legal right to demand an autopsy or see their mother’s medical records, the petition says.
  • Without the waiver from either her or her grandson, “the personal representative remains unwilling to provide access to decedent’s medical records, which is consistent with the decedent’s wishes,” the petition says.
  • The petition also says Culverhouse never signed a waiver under the federal HIPPA rules, which ensure privacy of medical records, that would have allowed her records to be shared with her children.
  • “The decedent obviously had more faith and trust in her grandson than in either of her children,” the petition says, adding that Chapman “has not and will not authorize an autopsy.”

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TAMPA — The judge handling the probate case of Joy Culverhouse, millionaire widow of former Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ owner Hugh Culverhouse Sr., is being asked to prohibit an autopsy and allow her body to be cremated or buried on a


Family feud over what to do with Joy Culverhouse’s body heats up in court filings

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