Glenoaks Pathology Medical Group, Inc.
the unrelenting succession of events that compose a life, the unexpected
or unexplained death is a most vital issue to resolve. Only then
can the survivors achieve the comfort and reassurance they need
to close the book on the life once lived.
Pathology Medical Group provides accurate, high quality services
to the funeral industry, private families, and the legal community
nationwide and internationally. GPMG professional staff have a diverse
and extensive background with more than 21,000 autopsy experiences
and 64 years of collective experience in performing autopsies and
crime scene investigations. Our pathologists are board certified
in anatomic, clinical, forensic, and neuropathology. It
is no wonder GPMG services are sought for not only their expert
forensic skills and testimony, but for their compassion and respect
for the deceased and their families during what is often a very
emotional and vulnerable period.
is important to note that there is a common need among family members
and loved ones to understand the cause for an unexplainable death,
although high technology procedures are an alternative for families
declining the autopsy for religious or other reasons. Recent published
medical research reaffirms that the autopsy still provides the most
concise and precise final answer.
only about 6% of non-forensic hospital deaths are autopsied. The
number is far lower for deaths in the general community. The reasons
for this are generally economic, technical and sometimes even fear.
Other reasons for such low autopsy rates include:
Most health insurers will not pay for medical or forensic autopsies.
malpractice claims, doctors may fail to recommend or ask for autopsies.
sophisticated diagnostic imaging tools can answer specific questions,
this does not replace a thorough and complete autopsy.
has been demonstrated that in 30% or more of cases, the clinical
diagnosis of the living patient and the true cause of death, based
on post-mortem examination have been at odds. Clearly, the autopsy
is a unique and valuable resource for determining the truth.
autopsy can determine the cause and circumstances surrounding a
death. It can right a wrong or confirm a suspicion. It can put to
rest unfounded feelings of guilt or provide evidence for legal action.
Medical Group, Inc
David M. Posey, MD
2222 Foothill Blvd.
La Cañada, CA 91011
Tel: (800) 620-4644
Fax: (818) 249-1941
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