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
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.
August 31, 2015. Have you known someone with pneumonia or a bed sore? Are you curious to know what the autopsy can teach in these cases and others like them? Log in for our live, online Q & A to let us know what questions you have about infectious disease-related deaths or anything autopsy related. We will start the event by posting a video showing how the spleen is evaluated at autopsy (preview above). See you then!
The event will begin with a brief video (view clip below) followed by a Q & A through the comment section of our Facebook page. Save the date and see you there!
Caution: Graphic video
Our on-line Q & A series for the public continues. The next event date is September 22 at noon. Please join us for our live-response session held on our Facebook page. The topic for this event is infectious disease death. If you know someone who has died from a pneumonia or has had bed sore , or have other questions related to infections and the autopsy — or just want to follow along — please join us.