A second autopsy can be done if there is doubt about the results of the first autopsy. Perhaps specific organs were not examined that leave questions for a family. A second autopsy may focus on just specific organs or focus on the manner of death. Perhaps there are questions about the nature of an illness or the cause of death. A second autopsy would be warranted by the family, physician or other interested party.
An independent second aputopsy can help to identify if a medical provider contributed to the death of a loved one as a result of medical negligence or errors. Dr. Norford can complete a medical record review that could be helpful prior to pursuing legal action. In addition to medical records, tissue and blood samples can also be examined that may provide key evidence for legal action.