Article by Courtney Barbacane, Esq., published in The Legal Intelligencer
Posted on March 28, 2023
What happens when an autopsy is performed, in anticipation of litigation, and the body is subsequently cremated? Regardless of whether the autopsy is performed by a county coroner or an independent pathologist, I would argue that cremation of the body is tantamount to the intentional destruction of evidence in a wrongful death case.
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