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Autopsy or Forensic Pathology Expert Witness

When a forensic pathology or autopsy expert witness is key to building your case, AMFS is the only name you need to know. Fill out the form today to secure the high-quality medical expert witness your case deserves.

The Benefits of an Autopsy or Forensic Pathology Expert Witness

An autopsy is a thorough medical examination of a corpse to determine the manner and cause of death and evaluate injuries or diseases. When you’re building a case that hinges on medical analysis or testimony in this area, finding an autopsy expert witness who is Board Certified and currently practicing in the United States is key.

A physician called a pathologist usually performs an autopsy.  Also referred to as a post-mortem examination, obduction or necropsy, an autopsy is performed for medical or legal purposes. A forensic autopsy is conducted if professionals suspect the cause of death may involve a criminal matter. A clinical autopsy is conducted to find the cause of death in cases where it’s not known, while an academic autopsy is conducted for research purposes.

In some autopsies, an external examination suffices. In others, a physician dissects the body for an internal examination.

Qualities of an Effective Forensic Pathology or Autopsy Expert Witness

Several factors separate a highly qualified forensic pathology or autopsy expert witness from the pack. We prescreen our experts on more than 20 data points to ensure the medical expert witnesses in our network deliver the quality and authority your case deserves.

  • Education and training: AMFS medical expert witnesses have earned degrees at top universities and are Board Certified.
  • Experience: AMFS expert witnesses actively practice medicine and have demonstrated experience with the treatments or procedures in question in your case.
  • Familiarity with the medico-legal process: Our expert witnesses have experience in the medical-legal field, including standards of care, causation and high-quality written and oral testimony.
  • Demeanor and communication skills: An autopsy or forensic pathology expert witness often must present and demystify complex medical procedures to jurors who don’t understand medical jargon. A physician who can move beyond jargon and communicate in a clear, understandable fashion is typically the most effective medical expert witness.

How to Find a Forensic Pathology or Autopsy Expert Witness

Finding an expert witness can be time-consuming, especially when you’re busy building your case. Practicing medical professionals are also busy, which is why many are only available through expert witness services. Those are just a few reasons why lawyers trust AMFS to find the best autopsy or forensic pathology expert witness for their case.

Our process is designed to connect you with the forensic pathology or autopsy expert witness who meets your case’s unique requirements.

Free Case Review
Discuss your case with an AMFS Physician Medical Director at no cost. During this free consultation, an AMFS Physician Medical Director will analyze your case’s medical issues and recommend the appropriate medical expert witness specialty based on your case’s unique needs. Our clients also use this opportunity to explore potential defenses, counterclaims and cross-claims alongside our Physician Medical Directors, who each boast decades of medical legal experience.

Robust Medical Expert Search
Review the medical expert witnesses we recommend for your case. Our medical research team will scour our extensive medical expert witness network for candidates who meet your unique case requirements. Review the CVs of recommended medical experts within 2-3 days of your request and consult our Physician Medical Directors with any questions. Expedited service is also available.

Medical Expert Engagement
Engage your medical expert witness as our case managers streamline billing and scheduling. Once you select your medical expert witness, our case managers are available to assist you, ensuring you maximize the value of your engagement. In addition to streamlining billing and scheduling, our skilled case managers help attorneys new to the medical expert witness process navigate the terrain. Throughout the life of your case, our Physician Medical Directors and case managers are just a call away, providing essential insights into both your case and your medical expert witness strategy.

Contact us now to schedule your free case consultation with an AMFS Physician Medical Director.


About AMFS

The medical expert witness partner for attorneys serious about building a winning case

AMFS is your trusted source for highly-qualified medical expert witnesses. After pioneering the field nearly three decades ago, we’re continuing to redefine medical expert witness services by providing value far beyond a referral alone.

Our Physician Medical Directors know what it takes to build a strong case. Our medical expert witnesses leave no doubt. And our case managers streamline billing and logistics every step of the way, letting you focus on what you do best: constructing your winning case. Explore why AMFS clients expect more from their medical expert witnesses—and get it.

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