Who We Are
Time and money are the two resources that need to be saved in any questionable death. LabFlorida Private Autopsy Group (LabFlorida PAG) is your best choice when you need professional, comprehensive, compassionate, and affordable Private Autopsy Service.
We understand the urgency of the matter both for families and their attorneys. Preliminary results will be provided within minutes after the autopsy, and the final report is prepared as soon as practicable depending on how soon medical records can be obtained and required studies and tests completed.
Decades of experience in the field and advanced case management technologies allow our group to accept and successfully investigate a wide range of complicated and challenging cases. We have optimized overhead costs to make our autopsy and pathology services efficient and yet affordable.
All post-mortem studies are provided only by highly skilled anatomic and forensic pathologists (Medical Doctors), licensed in Florida. We work with families, law firms, hospitals, funeral homes, medical examiners, and pathology groups involved in the case to provide the most accurate and conclusive autopsy report.
We do autopsies for families of the deceased, their legal counsels, hospitals and research facilities.
Our Current Cases
Performed in Funeral Homes - 84%
Completed within 30 days - 78%
Case Acceptance Rate - 77%
No External Consults - 97%
Why LabFlorida PAG
Autopsies are performed only by Florida licensed pathologists
Unlike in some states where pathology assistants may perform limited autopsies and specimen procurement, all post mortem examinations are performed by Medical Doctors specialized in Anatomic and/or Forensic Pathology - as mandated by Florida statutes and The Florida Board of Medicine
Fast Turnaround Time
Our pathologists, often assisted by technicians for difficult cases, are fully equipped to perform autopsies anywhere in Florida on a short notice. Most autopsies are performed in a funeral home of your choice. Typically we can schedule an examination within 1-3 days. Many funeral directors are familiar with our service and will recommend us to families.
Comprehensive Autopsy Findings Report
In some cases your pathologist will provide a preliminary verbal report upon completion of the autopsy. Some cases will take weeks to complete depending upon availability and volume of medical records. Cases that require toxicology studies may take months as we have to notify your county Medical Examiner, which will delay the process.
Pathologists are available to serve as Expert Witnesses in Court
Upon review of all visual observations (lots of pictures are taken), medical records, test results and microscopic studies the assigned pathologist will prepare a comprehensive report, which will provide a conclusive opinion on the cause of death as well as contributing factors and conditions.
Our pathologists testify as independent expert witnesses in 12-15 lawsuits a year. We provide the scientific data, hard evidence and unbiased opinion to help investigators clear up the uncertainties surrounding the person’s death. An autopsy report and testimony of the pathologist are critical for all wrongful death and medical malpractice lawsuits.
Most Frequent Cases
Death in Hospital
There is an increasing number of deaths from "superbug" infections contracted in a hospital. These are not directly related to the original reason for admission. The cause of death is a hard-to-detect, hard-to-treat antibiotic resistant bacterial infections that can be very aggressive and life threatening.
Florida is the most favorite state for baby boomers. Many retirees have a form of dementia, which could complicate family lives and create legal issues related to inheritance. Alzheimer's is one of about 80 identifiable forms of dementia. Oftentimes, a conclusive identification of dementia is critical for legal proceedings.
OverdoseClearly identifiable cases are typically handled via Medical Examiner offices. However, there is an alarmingly increasing number of deaths from prescription medications. LabFlorida PAG has a proven track record in these cases.
Death in a Correctional FacilityUnfortunately we do have a lot of prison neglect and abuse cases involving incarcerated persons. These are sometimes very difficult as medical records are not readily available and reports describing circumstances of death are hard to obtain.
Lifestyle Change for Surviving Family
With the recent advances in genetics and bioinformatics more people want to know the details of the cause of death of their parents and grandparents. This information could be a lifestyle changing wake-up call, which could help the younger generation to live longer and healthier lives.