There are many ways you can use to prove wrongful death in Texas. One of the key ways you can prove liability in a wrongful death lawsuit is with an autopsy. An autopsy is an examination of a person who died by a doctor known as a pathologist. According to AllLaw, the pathologist does a thorough examination as well as evaluates lab work to determine exactly why the person died. By understanding why the person died, you can now go back and look at the facts and the circumstances surrounding their death to determine whether or not somebody did something wrong.
Was there was any carelessness that resulted in that person’s death? Was it because of a failure to recognize and diagnose and treat cancer? Was their death a result of a severe car accident? You need to know the facts surrounding the person’s death. Once you have the basic facts and understand the records leading up to the person’s death, the autopsy will help you understand exactly why that person died.
Just because you have an autopsy does not automatically mean that it’s going to help you. An autopsy will definitely help you if the facts point to wrongdoing. However, there are many instances where an autopsy is performed and leads to just the opposite conclusion; there was no wrongdoing.
So the bottom line is do you need an autopsy? The answer may depend entirely on the circumstances leading to your loved ones death. You may need extra corroborating evidence to come to a better conclusion.
This article is purely for educational purposes. Do not use it as legal advice.