Sneakers41-I remember that case. I also wanted to add that a forensic pathologist job description also includes writing reports on the finding of the case.
It may include expert testimony in a criminal case. The forensic pathologist also investigates accidental deaths, deaths that occurred within 24 hours of entering a hospital, violent deaths and deaths while in police custody.
Their findings have significant legal ramifications, so they usually take their time before they issue an autopsy report.
Although there are aspects of this career that could be rewarding because you are putting away criminals and offering some answers to the victim’s family, it is very stressful.
Many people may not accept the findings as they may be difficult for them to bear. This is especially true when the victim dies prematurely in a hospital setting, but the medical examiner rules the death as death by natural causes.
This means that the person died because their own body failed somehow and a doctor or hospital was not at fault. This is why they say it is natural causes, because there were no external causes that led to the death.