Frequently Asked Questions

What's the difference between a private autopsy and a forensic autopsy?

A forensic autopsy is performed ideally by a board-certified forensic pathologist under the jurisdiction of a coroner's office or medical examiner's office.  These offices specialize in handling non-natural deaths -- homicides, suicides, and accidents. 

 

If a death appears to hold no suspicion and clearly appears to be due to natural illness like cancer or heart disease, then a coroner or medical examiner likely will choose not to accept jurisdiction for this case, and a forensic autopsy therefore will not be performed.

When a death does not qualify as a forensic case but the family still wishes that an autopsy be performed, a private autopsy is certainly an option.  Private autopsies are performed ideally by board-certified pathologists at the request of the next-of-kin, and for a number of different reasons.

If you are searching to have a private autopsy performed on your loved one, look no further.  Please contact us today!

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