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2012-01-31 09:47:43

Coroners are more likely to hold inquests for deaths involving younger people or people who died of fatal complications from medical care, according to a study from University of Melbourne experts and published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal.) Coroners must usually be notified of a death if it was violent or unexpected, if the identity of the deceased is not known, or if the deceased was in the custody or care of the state when he or she died. Australian researchers...

2012-01-30 12:35:18

Coroners are more likely to hold inquests for deaths involving younger people or people who died of fatal complications from medical care, according to a study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). Australian researchers compared characteristics of deaths investigated through inquests with characteristics of the much larger number of investigations that take place behind closed doors. They looked at data on 20 379 deaths in five Australian states over seven and a half...

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2009-07-30 22:19:36

Michael Jackson's autopsy results, set for release next week, have been delayed indefinitely, the Los Angeles County coroner's office said. The pop icon died June 25 at age 50. The cause of his death is still under investigation. Police have interviewed his former physicians about his medical history and alleged prescription drug use. The Los Angeles Times said the delay of the release of the coroner's findings was announced after a meeting Thursday among officials from the Los Angeles County...


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malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'