My 60 year old sister fell in the shower at a nursing facility and fractured her tailbone tried to get up and fell again fracturing her hip. She died a week after the fall, and the medical examiner indicated that since there were no signs of trauma on her body and after speaking with the nursing home he determined that her death was accidental due to the fall and complication of possible clotting. We asked several times for an autopsy and was told that in fracture cases autopsies are not conducted at the discretion of the medical examiner. We will be speaking to a lawyer about wrongful death because she was at risk for falling and shouldn't been alone. Will it damage my case if an autopsy wasn't done? We are now living with the regret of not getting one done?
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