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a public official who investigates by inquest any death not due to natural causes

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In 2010, he was fired from his position as El Paso County chief medical examiner after a death row inmate in Ohio was granted clemency due to issues related to Shrode's testimony in the case.
The wife's defence lawyer previously claimed that bite marks found on Mr Ebrahim's shoulder had been caused by Mr Ebrahim himself, but this was also dismissed by the medical examiner.
THE chief of the island's main hospital has refuted claims of misconduct by his medical examiners, saying that the "ridiculous" allegations described in a detailed letter sent to the Minister of Health were the work of a disgruntled morgue assistant.
To assess more widely the capacity of ME/C offices to conduct infectious disease surveillance, the National Association of Medical Examiners distributed an Internet-based questionnaire to 155 ME/C offices in the United States that serve populations >300,000; the questionnaires were completed during August-September 2009.
Under Oregon law, the state funds medical examiners, while counties are responsible for providing investigators and a morgue, Oregon Medical Examiner Karen Gunson said.
However, following an initial Medical Examiner investigation into death circumstances which subsequently determines death to be natural in manner, State Law [section] 16-5-19 (d) (2) provides that the Medical Examiner may direct the decedent's attending or family physician, or the physician who pronounces death, to complete the death certificate.
man has filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit charging that his brain has been lost for more than two years following an autopsy by the Office of The Suffolk County Medical Examiner, according to a report from Newsday.
Actor Heath Ledger died of an accidental overdose of prescription drugs which included painkillers, sleeping pills and anti-anxiety medication, the New York City medical examiner said yesterday.
ACTOR Heath Ledger died from an accidental overdose of prescription drugs, the US medical examiner said yesterday.
Hayne, Mississippi's quasi-official state medical examiner, had testified that the victim's bullet wounds supported the prosecution's theory that Edmonds and his sister had shot the man together, each putting a hand on the weapon and pulling the trigger at the same time.
CAUSE OF DEATH: FORENSIC FILES OF A MEDICAL EXAMINER isn't just for college-level students of forensic medicine: it's a pick for any interested in forensic investigations, which will include many a legal reference collection as well as public library patrons.
Retornando el caso del bebe fallecido, los resultados & la oficina del Medical Examiner mostraron a la siguiente semana que la muerte del bebe resulto por causas naturales, lo que se describe como "muerte de cuna" y no se debio a un acto criminal.
Although the book is not sensationalistic, it might still prompt uncomfortable moments for some readers such as when, immediately prior to cutting open a corpse that had been immersed in a pond, a medical examiner casually advises Timmermans: "If something jumps out, kill it.
As a former chief medical examiner of the District of Columbia, I would like to add a brief historical footnote to Hanzlick's comprehensive review of the relationship between medicolegal investigative agencies and the public health.
An autopsy showed the boy had a congenital heart defect, the medical examiner said.
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