medical examiner


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

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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 Ultimate Warrior's death has been reportedly classified as 'Atherosclerotic/Arteriosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease', otherwise known as heart disease, 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.
In order to protect the physician under these circumstances, the Medical Examiner will fax a specific order to the physician, which may be placed in the decedent's medical chart to document the transaction, and provide proof of civil immunity.
Announcing the results of toxicology tests, the New York City medical examiner said: "Mr Heath Ledger died as the result of acute intoxication by the combined effects of oxycodone, hydrocodone, diazepam, temazepam, alprazolam and doxylamine.
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.
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.
Last week, the New York City medical examiner confirmed that ten bone fragments found by workers on the roof of 130 Liberty Street last fall were human.
As part of the preliminary research being conducted for development of the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME) program, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is in the process of identifying 5,000 medical examiners who currently perform physical examinations for commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers to complete a survey that will help define the role of the medical examiner.
Officers must recognize these indicators and then articulate them to the medical examiner.
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