Medical Legal Problems of Postmortem Examinations


Authors: M. Šeda ;  M. Fedora ;  M. Klimovič
Authors‘ workplace: ARO a ECMO centrum FN Brno - Dětská nemocniceprimář MUDr. M. Klimovič
Published in: Čes-slov Pediat 2004; (11): 597-598.
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Overview

Medical institutions frequently encounter the requirements of the survivors - grieving relatives - that thedeceased person not to be examined postmortem especially in view of reverence of the body. The first author -physician with a legal education - presents an attempt to elucidate cases, when these requirements are to be metand those, where postmortem examination should be amust. The Czech law differentiates two kinds of postmortemexaminations - medical postmortem and the judicial postmortem, respectively. The medical postmortem isa compulsory examination or that based of a decision of the examining physician. The judicial postmortem isordered by criminal case legal authorities in case the person is suspected to have died due to criminal causes.

Key words:
medical postmortem, judicial postmortem, medical institution, requirements of grieving relatives

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Neonatology Paediatrics General practitioner for children and adolescents
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