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.