Who is 1-800-Autopsy?
Our small but dedicated team has been serving for 30 years. We are a trusted cornerstone in this industry and have helped clients both nationally and internationally. We are a family of postmortem professionals, technicians, and pathologists
that truly enjoy serving. Our staff is attentive, knowledgeable, transparent, and always available for our clients.
Why request an autopsy?
Medical experts consider autopsies the ultimate quality assessment tool in understanding the exact cause and circumstances of a death. The primary purpose of an autopsy is to put to rest any questions a family may have regarding the cause, nature
of illness, and reassurances that the appropriate health care was provided. If the attending hospital and medical examiners both refuse to perform autopsy, but the family still has questions regarding the death, contacting our independent services
would be the next best step.
Who can legally request an autopsy?
An Autopsy can only be requested by the legal next-of-kin or legally designated responsible party
How soon can we get results?
Preliminary findings are usually available within 24 hours of the procedure. A complete detailed report will be available in approximately eight weeks. More complicated cases may take slightly longer.
Who performs the Autopsy?
Every autopsy involves a licensed and board certified Pathologist, along with an specially trained Autopsy Technician who assists the pathologist in all aspects of the the procedure.
Other companies claim to only send a ‘technician’, does a pathologist need to be present during the Autopsy?
The word ‘autopsy’, when translated, means ‘to see for one’s self ’. YES the Pathologist should always be present during Autopsy. One of the most important parts of an autopsy is the external examination. In the event of litigation, a pathologist would need to be present at every aspect of the procedure.
What if I plan to litigate?
The Autopsy is your first step in deciding whether litigation is an option or not. Your consulting attorney will also help you decide how to proceed.
Will the Autopsy affect the funeral plans?
We work with the family, funeral home, and/or hospital so that scheduling favors the funeral service and will never interfere with the funeral arrangements.
Are your pathologists available to testify?
Our Pathologists have decades of experience and are available for consultation, testimony, expert witness, and depositions should the need arise. These services are not included with Autopsy fee. Each Pathologist has his/her own rates.
What else is included with the procedure?
Every procedure is performed in our private morgue facility and includes photography and microscopic slide summary, a detailed and comprehensive autopsy report, two years of complimentary storage in our archives (in case of litigation or future inquiries), and 24-hour staff support for our client’s needs.