We provide three essential benefits to families experiencing a loss:
information, understanding and peace of mind.
Did you know...
...you have the right to request an independent autopsy.
...you have the right to request medical records.
...you have the right to expect confidentiality.
REQUEST AN INDEPENDENT AUTOPSY
CALL US AT 855-8-AUTOPSY OR LIVE CHAT WITH US AT I-HOTLINE
WE ARE HERE TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS
Casework is meticulous and interactions with families are warm and emotionally available. We work to transform the confusing into the clear; the uncertain into the manageable; the unknown into the known. The founder, Dr. Ben Margolis, received his B.A. from Harvard University and his M.D. from the University of Chicago.
The need for closure after a loss is powerful; and you have the right to ask questions. Talk to us about how we can help.
Meet Dr. Ben Margolis, Director
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LATEST NEWS, EVENTS AND ARTICLES
November 8, 2015. Click on the short video for a dip into the complex and fascinating world of autopsy science and humanity. Curious for more? Join us for “The Autopsy Talks” at Theater Wit.
October 16, 2015. We are excited to expand our Autopsy Seminar into Chicago’s Theater Wit in Lakeview. An exciting, professional presence in Chicago, Theater Wit will host our growing numbers of curious attendees. Join us opening night, Wednesday, November 4 at 7 pm and be sure to take advantage of Theater Wit’s many other offerings.
September 30, 2015. Have you known someone who has died with or from colon cancer, esophageal varices or a gastric bypass procedure? Do you have questions about these and other gastrointestinal conditions? Join us for another of our live, online Q & A sessions on Facebook. Let us know what’s on you mind or just follow along the discussion. We will start the event by posting a video showing an autopsy analysis of the small intestine. (Preview above; caution – graphic content.) We look forward to having you on November 3 at noon!
September 29, 2015. We wanted to share our top-viewed post. The Greenfield filter is a life-saving device. It is used in patients who have had blood clots in the legs. The filter is threaded through the groin for placement in the abdomen. It sits in the large vein returning blood to the heart (the inferior vena cava). The Greenfield filter traps clots that might detach from the legs. This keeps the clots from floating up to the lungs where they can kill.
September 1, 2015. So much happens to a family when there’s a loss — from the emotional to the practical. A family can be pulled in different directions by all the individuals, institutions and laws that come into play during this vulnerable time. Read this piece to see if you’re familiar with your rights when it comes to autopsies.
An engaging exploration of the humanity behind the autopsy.
For the general public.
Upcoming dates: December 2, 9 & 16
Time: 7 pm
Location: Theater Wit
1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago
Join us opening night, November 4, at Theater Wit to experience our critically acclaimed autopsy seminar. We are delighted to expand our seminar into our new theater space. The event is an interactive slideshow and discussion for the public, as seen in Time Out Chicago, AV Club, Life Matters Media and others. Wondering if it’s for you? Think psychology, health, families….Seen it already? Spread the word. We get artists, laywers, social workers, hospice workers, law enforcement, the generally curious and many others. Learn how an autopsy is peformed. And hear a story or two along the way will show you the humanity behind the science.