How Is an Autopsy Used in Medical Malpractice Litigation?
An autopsy is an important tool used in medical malpractice litigation to determine the cause of death. An autopsy technician will examine the organs and tissues of a deceased patient’s body, looking for signs of negligence or mistreatment that may have contributed to the fatality.
This evidence can then be presented in court to establish a causal link between medical errors and wrongful death. Autopsies can determine pre-existing conditions and other relevant factors that played a role in the patient’s death.
Do you need to understand your loved one’s cause of death to file a medical malpractice lawsuit? The personal injury attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers, LLC can obtain your family member’s medical records from the local medical examiner that performed the procedure or hire an outside firm for a private autopsy.