The decision to select an autopsy for your loved one is a very personal and serious one. We require a lot of information from you so that we can help you understand how an autopsy may or may not help you better understand the death of your family member. This is why we collect the information from you on the next three pages. Our team is here to help you. If at any time you have questions or concerns


How much does the autopsy cost?
A cost estimate will be provided to you upon request, and/or with completion of this form.

How long will it take to get the autopsy results?
Initial results will be available by telephone on the day of the autopsy. The final written autopsy report will be completed within six weeks of our receipt of any of the consultation reports (when consultation is necessary, such as with a brain expert [neuropathologist] or toxicology).

Who performs the autopsy?
Our firm only allows autopsies to be performed by licensed doctors who are board certified in anatomic and forensic pathology.

To apply for a private autopsy, please fill out the following form and click “Submit” to send it securely to our staff.

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Are you legal next-of-kin?
In California, the next-of-kin is the first surviving relative over the age of 18-years (in order): 1. Durable power of attorney for health care (DPOAH) 2. Spouse or registered domestic partner 3. Child(ren) 4. Parent(s) 5. Sibling(s)