When someone you love dies, you may not think to have an autopsy performed. After all, at that point, you are typically so upset and heartbroken that things like this aren’t on your mind. With that said, though, an autopsy can be important since it can determine what ultimately caused the death of your loved one.
Knowing the cause of death can be extremely helpful when you’re not sure what happened or, even more importantly, when you think someone else may have been at fault for your loved one’s death. When that is the case, an autopsy can often prove and confirm death that is due to medical negligence or other issues.
In fact, because autopsies are so effective at determining the cause of death, hospitals that have something to hide may refuse to perform them. When this is the case, don’t take “no” for an answer; go elsewhere to have the autopsy performed.
While an autopsy cannot bring your loved one back, it can provide you with important information, such as the cause of death and who was at fault, all information that can be used in a malpractice case.
An attorney familiar with malpractice and wrongful death cases can help you to obtain autopsy reports and will know how to use them as evidence, so do not delay in contacting a lawyer for help.
Losing a loved one is difficult, but if you want justice, then you have to act fast. Do it for yourself and for your loved one!