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Having questions about autopsies are common. National Autopsy Experts is here to help. Below are autopsy questions that are frequently asked. If you are planning to get an autopsy for a loved one, read this valuable information below. If you need any other information, we are here to assist you any day of the week.
When considering getting an autopsy for a loved one, there is important information to know. At National Autopsy Experts, we focus on each situation with specialization offering services that will provide the most information without any unnecessary actions. The care and sincerity we give is second to none. If you request services with us, the cost for an autopsy is specific to your needs. We provide national autopsy services and the medical pathologists performing your services are professionals with valid credentials. This autopsy company works with autopsy professionals who operate with sincerity and professionalism. After the postmortem autopsy is complete, you will receive a report with the information discovered. Autopsy rates are different in each state. We travel to the funeral home or mortuary to conduct the examination. If you have autopsy questions, please do not hesitate to call.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is an autopsy?
An autopsy is an examination of a body after death to determine the cause of death or the character and extent of changes produced by disease (1). It is a powerful tool that can be used to get clarification of health information and answers to cause of death. Timing of the post mortem autopsy is an important factor to consider. The sooner the procedure can be done by an autopsy pathologist after a loved one has passed can provide more information because the fluids and tissue are still available.
Why should I request an autopsy?
An autopsy can provide closure to unanswered questions. The information discovered from a complete autopsy can range from cause of death and contributing factors, previous health data. Autopsy results can also provide pertinent information on medical history for the family.
Who conducts an autopsy?
In recent years, hospitals have dramatically decreased the number of autopsies performed after someone has passed away. With National Autopsy Experts, we provide services in all 50 states from certified forensic pathologist expert’s and autopsy specialist’s. The benefits from a private practice autopsy are the fact that there will be an unbiased and detailed investigation.
How soon should an autopsy be performed?
The sooner an autopsy is performed, more information can be discovered. If possible, it is best to conduct the autopsy within 5-7 days of the individuals passing. The more time waited can compromise the tissue and toxicology report due to decomposition.
When is an Autopsy recommended?
A private autopsy is recommended to be done when there is concern for medical malpractice causing a potential wrongful death. Generally, if there are questions regarding the family member’s health prior to them passing and the causation of the death. If foul play during a first autopsy is a concern, a second private autopsy can be performed to create a far more detailed and comprehensive picture of the cause and manner of death.
Who can authorize an autopsy?
The legal next-of-kin or designated responsible party, such as a spouse, son or daughter, or a legal counsel at the family’s request. The scope of the autopsy can be defined by the party requesting the autopsy. This means that the request for autopsy can be either a full autopsy, or specific to an area in the body. Generally, it is recommended to conduct a full body autopsy, however, at National Autopsy Experts, we will assist in performing the appropriate procedure to gather all pertinent information while maintaining dignity and respect for the deceased.