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post-mortem

adjective After death noun A popular term for an autopsy, see there.
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None of this inspires confidence in the current forensics set-up and if pushed to its natural conclusion, could call into question the results of post-mortems in other criminal cases where suspects have been convicted on autopsy evidence.
A DEAD body was released to the funeral director without the person's brain following a post-mortem, it has been revealed.
Among the incidents discovered by the researchers who looked at the storage, management or disposal of deceased patient remains, were 25 errors in post-mortem examination or post-mortems on the wrong body, says the study in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine.
The body was shifted to local hospital for post-mortem.
Professor Peter Furness, president of the Royal College of Pathologists, said: "We have long expressed the view that we want to be doing fewer overall coroners' post-mortems.
When coroners were involved in deaths, some failed to even read post-mortem reports while some knew organs were removed without consent but failed to act.
A HELPLINE has been set up for families who may be affected by the suspension of post-mortem examinations at Wales' largest hospital.
In spite of the anxiety that post-mortems cause to bereaved people we have concluded that there would be extensive practical difficulties which would overwhelm the appeal system if post-mortems remained within scope," a Justice Ministry document said.
Beforehand, other pathologists were able to perform post-mortems on both children and adults, easing the pressure on child specialists.
Researchers made the discovery after comparing post-mortem results with patients' medical records.
Between 1990 and 1998 she completed 7,311 post-mortems, including 149 murders.
The arrests came in tandem with the findings of a post-mortem, the third, carried out on Thursday, that found the woman, 46-year-old Petruna Nikolova, had been bitten by dogs.