NACDL - The Autopsy as a ‘Dying’ Art

The Autopsy as a ‘Dying’ Art

When someone has been accused of causing the death of another person, what information should defense attorneys expect to see in an autopsy report? What is the role of a second autopsy? What are the concerns when an autopsy has been delayed? Forensic pathologists Evan Matshes and Sam Andrews answer these questions and discuss the lack of uniformity in autopsy reports.