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 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
(B.A., Harvard University; M.D. University of Chicago)
LATEST NEWS, EVENTS AND ARTICLES
February 13, 2016. NBC 5 Investigates. Family Searches for Answers After SIU Student’s Mysterious Death. By Rob Stafford and Lisa Capitanini.
February 10, 2016. This patient had a AV fistula put in years ago. It recently started to leak. The patient received emergent care several times for bleeding out of the fistula. Ultimately he died from this complication. Should something have been done to prevent this complication? What kind of questions might the family have now?
January 9, 2016. This patient died after a stent was placed in the patient’s coronary artery. The physician said the cause of death was stroke, but the family said that couldn’t be. Learn how the autopsy brought the truth to light in this rarest of complications.
December 24, 2015. A 44 year old man dies suddenly after a night of “partying.” The coroner has made her evaluation but declined to perform an autopsy. The two sons request an independent autopsy, which you perform. The body is thin, but well nourished. There is no evidence of trauma and the autopsy exam is entirely normal. You save some blood for toxicology….
Read more and see if you can solve this case.
November 30, 2015. “First off: No, there aren’t real dead bodies at “The Autopsy Talks.” But there is a real doctor, chock-full of compassion and knowledge to help grieving families get closure. With “The Autopsy Talks,” playing the next three Wednesdays at Theater Wit, Ben Margolis wants to widen that circle of comfort even further….”
Read article published in DNAinfo about Dr. Margolis’s event, “The Autopsy Talks.”
An engaging exploration of the humanity behind the autopsy.
For the general public.
Upcoming dates: March 9, 16, 30; April 6, 20; May 4, 18; June 1
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Theater Wit
1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago
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