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Famed Forensic Pathologist Quits Over Macabre Goings-On

Dr. Bennet Omalu says Sheriff-Coroner Steve Moore asked him to do improper things

(Newser) - Two forensic pathologists—one famous, as far as forensic pathologists go—have amassed more than 100 pages of notes since May, and the details they contain are in some cases macabre. Susan Parson resigned her post with San Joaquin County last week; Dr. Bennet Omalu—known for his CTE-related discoveries... More »

Doctors Often Get It Wrong in Deaths of Children

And people are being wrongly convicted of murder as a result: ProPublica

(Newser) - Shoddy post-mortem examinations by doctors has led to scores of people being wrongly convicted in the deaths of children, a joint investigation by Pulitzer-winner ProPublica , NPR, and Frontline reveals. The report details 25 cases in which people were convicted and subsequently cleared, often after serving years in prison. And it... More »

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