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Should I Get an Autopsy?

An autopsy is a medical exam of a body after death. Autopsies are done to find out how and why a person died. A pathologist who specializes in examining body tissues and fluid performs most autopsies. What exactly is done during an autopsy depends very much on the circumstances of the death and what specific issues are being looked at. An autopsy may affect legal matters. If you are unsure about this medical exam, you may want to get legal advice before you agree to an autopsy.

Click on the video to hear attorney Donna MacKenzie explain why autopsies are done and how we can assist your family in making the determination if an autopsy should be done.