BECAUSE TRUTH MATTERS. We are the DEEP DIVE experts
We exist to seek the TRUTH.
We stand for meticulous, evidence-driven findings in forensic pathology and toxicology.
Our reputation hinges on precision, professionalism, and a steadfast dedication to truth, regardless of its complexity or unpopularity. In our quest for truth:
NAAG Forensic operates on the expertise of our fellowship-trained and board-certified Forensic Pathologists.
We are an independent agency committed to offering high-quality forensic pathology services to the criminal justice community. Our services encompass providing autopsy support to California's Sheriff-Coroner sector and consultations to prosecutors, defense attorneys, and child protection professionals.
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The performance of a competent autopsy is mandatory whenever a death, whether resultant from injury, disease, or a combination of both, contains some element of actual or potential forensic dispute…
The KEYWORD in the foregoing thesis is COMPETENT, i.e. COMPLETE, PROFESSIONALLY PERFORMED & ACCURATELY OBSERVED.
A sloppily done, incomplete autopsy is worse than none because it leads all too frequently to erroneous conclusions. The tragic consequence of a poorly performed, partial or superficial autopsy is an unjust or unrealistic verdict, a flaw in what should be the seamless garment of Justice.
- Lester Adelson, MD
Dr. Moritz identified the classic mistakes in forensic pathology in 1956.
Are they still being made in 2023?
Mistake of not being aware of the medico-legal autopsy.
Mistake of performing an incomplete autopsy.
Mistake of permitting the body to be embalmed before performing a medico-legal autopsy.
Mistake of regarding a mutilated or decomposed body unsuitable for autopsy.
Mistakes resulting from nonrecognition or misinterpretation of postmortem changes.
Mistake of failing to make an adequate examination and description of external abnormalities.
Mistake of confusing the objective with the subjective sections of the protocol.
The mistake of not examining the body at the scene of the crime.
Mistake of substituting intuition for scientifically defensible interpretation.
Mistake of not making adequate photographs of the evidence.
Mistake of permitting the value of the protocol to be jeopardized by minor errors.
Mistake of talking too soon, too much, and to the wrong people.
MORITZ AR. Classical mistakes in forensic pathology. Am J Clin Pathol. 1956 Dec;26(12):1383-97. doi: 10.1093/ajcp/26.12.1383. PMID: 13394547.
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Unearthing Truth in Tragedy: A Mother’s Battle Against Wrongful Accusation
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