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Is An Autopsy Necessary in a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?


After unexpectedly losing a loved one, there is so much to address it can feel impossible to even consider pursuing litigation and dealing with all that comes with it. If you lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence or misconduct, you will need to file a wrongful death claim to obtain the compensation you deserve for what has occurred. Fighting for justice is absolutely necessary, though many people don’t want to deal with the courts when they are grieving the loss of a loved one. This is why it is vital you enlist the services of a wrongful death legal team who will handle this challenging time for you and your family, such as ours at the Law Office of James M. Stanley.

Typically, after someone dies of natural causes, an autopsy is not ordered simply because there is no need. An autopsy is a thorough internal and external medical examination conducted by forensic physicians to determine or verify the victim’s cause of death. In case of a wrongful death lawsuit, an autopsy may be an intrinsic part of successfully resolving your case. Autopsies are not required though they will only prove with absolute certainty the cause of your loved one’s death.

Agreeing to an autopsy can be an extremely emotional decision, one you are not ready to face right now. However, in the big picture, proving who was responsible for your loved one’s death is the ultimate way to put this situation behind you and move forward.

Grieving a Loved One? Contact Our Wrongful Death Attorneys Today

At The Law Office of James M. Stanley, we know nothing is as devastating as dealing with the premature loss of a loved one. In that painful aftermath, the last thing you want to do is face legalities or paperwork. This is why our Fort Worth wrongful death lawyers are ready to take over and let you focus on healing.

To schedule a case evaluation with someone from our team, call (817) 591-4222 today.

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