Medical Legal Problems of Postmortem Examinations
; M. Fedora
; M. Klimovič
ARO a ECMO centrum FN Brno - Dětská nemocniceprimář MUDr. M. Klimovič
Čes-slov Pediat 2004; (11): 597-598.
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.
medical postmortem, judicial postmortem, medical institution, requirements of grieving relatives
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