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Wrongful Death Lawyer Advocates for Autopsy Reform

Posted on Dec 01, 2012

My colleague Rick Shapiro published an article in the Legal Examiner discussing the need for autopsy reform and the rights afforded to loved ones. Rick mentioned the fact that our firm has worked on several cases where families have desired a private autopsy. State laws are confusing and answers are very difficult for families to obtain. If an accidental or mysterious death occurs in a hospital, can a family trust the hospital to give accurate information about autopsy rights, without a conflict of interest if the hospital believes there is possible medical malpractice? To learn more, read the story here:

Autopsy Reform Needed: Mysterious Deaths and Family Autopsy Rights

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