Medical Examiners’ Mistakes at Center of Lawsuit, P. 2

in Homicide, on

We are talking about medical examiners in North Carolina. The medical examiner is the first step in a death investigation, really. As we said in our last post, it is the medical examiner who officially designates a death a suicide or a homicide, a natural or an accidental death or “undetermined.” That designation alone can have
Continue Reading Medical Examiners’ Mistakes at Center of Lawsuit, P. 2

Medical Examiners’ Mistakes at Center of Lawsuit

in Homicide, on

North Carolina did away with coroners more than 45 years ago. Coroners did not have to have any medical expertise to do their jobs, a shortcoming when it came to investigating causes of death. The state adopted a new system that used medical examiners instead. Recently, officials, including a former chief medical examiner, are wondering
Continue Reading Medical Examiners’ Mistakes at Center of Lawsuit