How do families benefit from autopsies?

Discovering inherited or familial diseases may help families through early diagnosis and treatment and in family planning.
?Discovering an infectious disease, for example, tuberculosis, may lead to early diagnosis and treatment of other family members and close contacts.
?Uncovering evidence of a work-related hazard may lead to compensation for the family.
?Providing crucial evidence for the settling of insurance claims or death benefits may result in benefits for the family.
?Finding a specific cause of death may simply ease the stress of the unknown.
Finding that diagnosis and treatment was appropriate may be comforting to the family.

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1. What is the role of the Coroner's Office?
2. What is a Forensic Autopsy?
3. When is an Autopsy performed?
4. How do families benefit from autopsies?
5. Is there a charge for an autopsy?
6. Does the Coroner need permission from the next-of-kin for an autopsy?
7. How long does it take for a death ruling to be made?
8. How can a Funeral Director be selected?
9. Are there religious conflicts?
10. Where may property of the deceased be located?
11. When will the autopsy report be completed?
12. How can the Coroner's records be obtained?
13. How do communities benefit from autopsies?
14. Will an autopsy affect funeral arrangements?