Description of Office

A medical examiner's main job is to examine bodies and look for signs of trauma or other causes of death. The medical examiner checks investigative and police reports and looks at the medical records of the deceased, looking for clues as to what caused the death. Additionally, the medical examiner looks at bodily tissues under a microscope and reviews toxicology reports. After all his research, the medical examiner writes up his findings and presents them to police officers, investigators and family members. The medical examiner may also be called as an expert witness for court cases.

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