Category Archives: forensic pathology

Forensics: Medical errors 3rd highest cause of death in the US.

This John Hopkins Institute study has a direct connection to inadequate death certification and CDC reporting capabilities. It was published in Tuesday https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/05/03/476636183/death-certificates-undercount-toll-of-medical-errors

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Forensics: Mississippi courts stilled inured to junk pathologist opinions : Jeff Havard and the Shaken Baby Myth

Mississippi judges need a refresher course on what “medical scientific certainty” doesn’t mean. They continue to bow down to the opinions of a disgraced, non-certified, self-centered pathologist who still stalks their halls of justice. This court level jurist calls Steven … Continue reading

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Experts and lawyers going long with opinions on ‘self-inflicted’ vs ‘vicious murder’

Surely a circus is in town (South Africa) at this trial with lawyers and esteemed professors of slashes and cuts and lawyers acting as substitute experts at a multiple murder trial. It appears that all in the family had defensive … Continue reading

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Here we go again. New appeal case. Waukegan. Dead baby. “Missed evidence.” Kathleen Zellner

Another example how weak physical evidence relating to COD, the baby’s prior medical history, the DA and Def atty’s fumblings, a courthouse with cops’ history of witness coercion with wrongful convictions, and a “new statement” from the DA’s pathologist, brings … Continue reading

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UK MD “Erased” Waney Squier “distain” for her peers is claptrap. Famed Spilsbury would be ashamed.

Spilsbury in his lab.  A bunch of stuffed medical shirts demand their respect at all costs to public safety and claim “ipse dixit” expertise  to those who submit to their “peer” review. “Disdainers” beware. Respect your betters in science or … Continue reading

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New efforts to ID Pearl Harbor victims, the “excitement of delirium” and other Forensic Notes, some strange others tragic.

After a 1947 internment from the battleship Oklahoma, skeletal remains experience new ID attempts.  North Carolina has two newly compensated exonerees. 30 years in prison while innocent of murder. Once again, false confessions prove to be largely coerced from vulnerable … Continue reading

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Forensics : Sandra Bland Autopsy Report performed 7/22/2015 confirms hanging evidence

Full report by Dr. Sara N. Doyle AME Harris County, Texas. Texas Tribune story.    

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Multiple US forensic pathologists run afoul of “hired gun” syndrome and double dipping

This associate ME in Montana thought he ran the entire show but found that overdoing it on SBS and overstating the same thing for private car companies all the time can catch up with you. A loose cannon.  And this CA … Continue reading

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