Whenever a claim is made that someone died due to medical negligence, the plaintiff must prove cause of death. Often, the cause of death will seem obvious. However, cause of death is almost never as obvious as it may appear. The only way to know cause of death for certain is to get an autopsy. When the lawyers at Berger & Lagnese meet each week to discuss and consider potential medical negligence death cases, one of the first things we always want to know is: Was an autopsy done? If an autopsy was done, we know we can prove cause of death with certainty. If you bring a medical malpractice lawsuit, there will be a fight about the cause of death. This is why it's a good idea to get an autopsy if you think the death occurred because of medical malpractice or medical negligence.
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