Trial Attorney Michael Maggiano brings an unprecedented lawsuit on behalf of a New Jersey family to hold the state of North Carolina liable for mistakes made by their Medical Examiner.
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Butts: Body swap ‘regrettable,’ but not violation of N.C. policy:
HILLSBOROUGH Former North Carolina Chief Medical Examiner Dr. John Butts testified Tuesday that he was embarrassed when his office shipped the wrong corpse to a grieving New Jersey family, but insisted officials properly handled the case.
Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/05/01/4013798/butts-body-swap-regrettable-but.html#storylink=cpy
Lawsuit: Wrong family got body because of misidentification:
HILLSBOROUGH — Authorities in Guilford County misidentified an accident victim’s body in 2008, sending the wrong corpse to a Pennsylvania funeral home.
Lorraine Young’s family is seeking $6 million over the error, plus public attention for a state system that allows county medical examiners — state appointees paid $100 a case — to skip steps in post-death investigations, family attorneys said Tuesday.
Read more here: http://www.journalnow.com/news/state_region/article_6067b6b0-b25d-11e2-95fe-0019bb30f31a.html
Unprecedented lawsuit on behalf of a New Jersey family to hold the State of North Carolina liable for mistakes made by their Medical Examiner:
Read more here: Charlotte-Observer-Young-article pdf