Did doc’s autopsies lead to legal mistakes?

Did doc's autopsies lead to legal mistakes?
Dr. Steven T. Hayne, a forensic pathologist 
for the state of Mississippi, performed a 
huge number of autopsies.

From The New York Times:

For a long time, if a body turned up in Mississippi it had a four-in-five chance of ending up in front of Dr. Steven T. Hayne.

Between the late 1980s and the late 2000s, Dr. Hayne had the field of forensic pathology in Mississippi almost to himself, performing thousands of autopsies and delivering his findings around the state as an expert witness in civil and criminal cases. For most of that time, Dr. Hayne performed about 1,700 autopsies annually, more than four for every day of the year and nearly seven times the maximum caseload recommended by the National Association of Medical Examiners.

The important question is, were his conclusions accurate? Did his prolific work as a private contractor in autopsies and his lack of certain credentials compromise the results?

Read more: Questions Left for Mississippi Over Doctor’s Autopsies, The New York Times>>

And for those who need fake autopsy dummies and other related objects, go to Casualty Simulations>> (The guy shown in the photo above is "Autopsy Jack".)

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2 thoughts on “Did doc’s autopsies lead to legal mistakes?

  1. I knew I recognized Jack! I bought him from the sister site of Casualty Simulations, DapperCadaver.com , which has a distinctly less clinical feel than the former, for a different kind of latex corpse consumer.

  2. Wow. Thanks, Corddys! I’m going to have to spend some time searching through DapperCadaver and write a post about them.

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