When an unforseen or an unexpected loss occurs, families are left feeling extremely vulnerable and uncertain, often left wondering “What happened?”.
Yet, during these times of sudden change, loved-ones are called upon to make prompt and careful decisions in a sound and meaningful way.
We have years of experience helping families make these significant decisions.
We specialize in assessing each family's concerns and guiding them to the proper postmortem procedure. While always placing emphasis on containment of cost.
All our services are provided discreetly and in a professional and confidential manner.
For this reason we have cultivated a distinguished reputation of excellence within the funeral industry, hospital & research institutions, as well as the legal community.
The primary purpose of an autopsy is to put to rest any questions a family may have regarding the cause of death, nature of illness, and reassurance that the appropriate health care was provided.
Preliminary findings are usually available within 24 hours of procedure. A complete detailed report will be available in approximately eight weeks.
An autopsy can only be requested by the legal next-of-kin or legally designated responsible party. The legal party is responsible for signing consent form before the autopsy takes place.
An autopsy report is written by the assigned Pathologist. Descriptions of all findings, and the interpretations of these findings are detailed in the report.
An autopsy involves a licensed Pathologist, who must be present at all times, and an autopsy technician who assists the doctor during the procedure.
The autopsy will take place in our medical laboratory.
Most autopsies are between two to four hours long, and can take place before or after the funeral arrangements have taken place.
The autopsy is your first step in deciding whether litigation is an option or not. Please consult with your attorney before proceeding.
The autopsy will not interfere with appearance or arrangements of the funeral service. At all times the family's cultural and religious beliefs will be respected.
Our Doctors are available for consultations, testimony, and depositions should the need arise. (these services are not included with Autopsy fee. Each doctor has his/her own rates.)