Category Archives: forensic pathology

Forensics: ‘The numbers kept going’: the forensic office identifying human remains at the border | Mexico |

Amid a shortage of forensic pathologists, Arizona’s Pima County Office of the Medical Examiner has identified thousands of those who lost their lives in the Borderlands This piece is co-published with High Country News — Read on http://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/sep/19/arizona-migrants-remains-border-forensics

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Forensics: Yah Lauren K!!Herman Williams Is Exonerated After Nearly Three Decades of Wrongful Conviction

A judge vacated the conviction of Herman Williams and ordered his immediate release after nearly 29 years in prison. — Read on innocenceproject.org/herman-williams-is-exonerated-after-nearly-three-decades-of-wrongful-conviction/

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Fake Forensics: Parcells banned from doing business, ordered to pay $700K+ for autopsy crimes

Parcells banned from doing business, ordered to pay $700K+ for autopsy crimes — Read on http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/parcells-banned-from-doing-business-ordered-to-pay-dollar700kplus-for-autopsy-crimes/ar-AA10wvRp

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Forensics: Shaken-Baby Cases Rely on ‘Junk Science,’ New Jersey Judge Says

The pediatric neurosurgeon who first popularized shaken-baby syndrome has doubts about how it is used in courtrooms today. — Read on reason.com/2022/08/01/a-judge-says-shaken-baby-cases-rely-on-junk-science/

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Forensics: Horrific injuries. Jurors hear about autopsies of slain Parkland students

Broward Associate Medical Examiner Dr. Iouri Boiko testified about the autopsies of four students shot to death by Parkland gunman Nikolas Cruz. — Read on http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/crime/article263722593.html

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Forensics: Preemie mom in jail for a year. Biased and incompetent Autopsies Have a History of Costly Mistakes, Yet Change Is Slow

Id say change aint happening when considering the Nat’l Asso of Medical Examiners rabid response the Itiel Dror’s research into pathologists’ cognitive biases involving racial stereotypes. Disastrous errors by medical examiners have raised questions about whether they are influenced by … Continue reading

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Forensics: A literature review of ER medicine is not enough. A Pathologist Stopped Short of Offering Could-Have, Should-Have Opinions

In personal injury and wrongful death cases, the plaintiff bears the burden of proving medical causation, which almost universally requires testimony from a competent expert.  Some… — Read on http://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/pathologist-stopped-short-of-offering-5881357/

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Forensics: Excited delerium excuse. Forensic expert contradicts Caddo coroner on McGlothen’s cause of death

SHREVEPORT, La. – The death of a man who died two years ago in Shreveport police custody was a homicide, according to testimony Wednesday from a forensic pathologist. — Read on http://www.kpvi.com/content/tncms/live/

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Forensics: Itel Dror called out bias in forensics. He’s been blasted by those he studied. The National Association of Medical Examiners.

http://www.science.org/content/article/forensic-experts-biased-scientists-claims-spark-outrage

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Forensics: I wish they would take closeup pix of the dentition. Science Behind Identifying Human Remains

How UNLV anthropologist Jennifer Byrnes is helping improve training for forensic scientists. — Read on http://www.unlv.edu/news/article/science-behind-identifying-human-remains

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