You may have a cause of action for negligent mishandling of corpse. See California Health and Safety Code Section 7100 (link below) and contact an attorney.
I'm sorry to hear about your situation. At a time like this you need answers, and compassion.
Contact a lawyer asap, as the claims are going to be against public entities (the county, public guardian, possibly the hospital). There are special time reqts when going after them. This is a case falling into the category of cases where you can sue for pure emotional distress. See a doctor and or therapist for appropriate counseling and or medication.
I'm sorry for the loss of your mother and that you went through this. This mishandling of human remains is actionable under California Law. You should consult an attorney.
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Attorney at Law
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