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Should my family get an autopsy to determine if there is a Michigan medical malpractice case?

When family members believe that a medical mistake was a cause of a relative’s death, it can be wise to request an autopsy with a private pathologist, coroner, or medical examiner. First, if the patient died due to medical negligence or a hospital mistake, there is always the suspicion that the hospital doctor performing the autopsy will not point any blame at the same hospital.

Second, a county medical examiner typically only reports the findings of the autopsy and determines whether the cause of death was natural or accidental.  Third, a private autopsy can often assist a medical malpractice lawyer in the pursuit of a lawsuit against the hospital. 

If your family member died and you believe that it was a result of medical malpractice, contact our experienced Michigan medical malpractice lawyers immediately to discuss whether a private autopsy is necessary should your family decide to file a lawsuit.  Call us now at (800) 606-1717.  We will answer any questions that you may have.

Lawrence J. Buckfire
Best Michigan personal injury lawyer winning highest settlements for injury, malpractice, & accident victims.