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Journal Article
Commentary

Ethical considerations on disclosure when medical error is discovered during medicolegal death investigation.

Wolf DA, Drake SA, Snow FK. The American journal of forensic medicine and pathology. 2017;38:294-297.

Autopsy is considered the gold standard for finding answers in death investigations. This case report focuses on ethical considerations when forensic pathologists discover a medical error unrelated to the cause of death and how the mistake may be disclosed to the patient's clinical team and family.