When a sudden and unexpected death investigation falls under your jurisdiction, you often decide to refer the deceased for autopsy. Our service model is proven to be the most resourceful use of your limited taxpayer dollars. Last year by switching to American Forensics the average Texas County Justice of the Peace saved their county $600.00 per case versus large urban Medical Examiner offices.
American Forensics is committed to serving Justices of the Peace in in The State of Texas. Our forensic pathologists have provided professional services to over 30 Texas counties. We have successfully grown this medical service by recommendations from satisfied Judges, Attorneys, Funeral Directors, Hospitals, and Families who have not been satisfied with their present circumstances.
In 2013, our facility passed the rigorous NAME Accreditation standards (with zero deficiencies) and became the first company of its kind to achieve such accreditation. Accreditation is one of many steps we are taking to improve the performance you should expect. We are proud to have demonstrated that we practice at the same level of all the best medical examiner offices nationwide.
Our histology and toxicology lab tests are performed to the highest possible national standards. We work with ASCLAD Crime Laboratories of your choosing to protect the chain of custody evidence. It's true, you don't have to have the autopsy performed by "the County" for law enforcement officers to use the crime lab of their choice for processing evidence.
American Forensics' employs a talented team of experienced American Board certified Medicolegal Death Investigators (ABMDI) support your law enforcement investigations with timely detailed reports and our physicians offer the solid forensic science needed in order to make important decisions regarding criminal prosecution. Our services will not delay law enforcement and prosecution from their pursuit of facts. Our American Board Certified Forensic Pathologists have over 30 years combined experience as Medical Examiners in local jurisdiction.
American Forensics will not only save you money, but also get the detailed preliminary and final reports to you faster. The Judge obtains accurate scientific data faster. Law enforcement and prosecutors are able to make critical decisions faster. Everyone benefits!
Our proven system will provide an economic advantage for your county. By having our forensic pathologists provide vital services for your county you receive a complete, all inclusive, quality forensic examination with toxicology, histology, digital radiology, photographs, finger printing, gun shot residue tests, and more.
Our standard for forensic autopsy final report turnaround times is 45 days or less, decreasing your wait time from all our regional competitors. The national standard for autopsy turn around times is 90% in 90 days according to The National Association of Medical Examiners. We understand that timely completion of reports allows you, the Judge, the most expedient completion of a death certificate, peace to families and justice. In fact, The National Institute of Justice and The U.S. Department of Justice have fully endorsed "independent" forensic science as the preferred model to improve quality outcomes in matters of prosecution.
When a family requests an autopsy of a decedent whom does not fall under your jurisdiction, they may seek your advice to refer them to a reputable provider. American Forensics is a name you can recommend to your families for prompt, caring, confidential, and competent service. Our private autopsy rate includes toxicology and interpretation. Our average report time for private cases is 60 days.
The American Forensics' facility is accredited, clean, controlled, and conveniently located in Mesquite, Texas. We are open 24 hours, 7 days a week, 365 days per year. American Forensics pathologists are also available for expert testimony in court, as needed. As a courtesy to our Texas Counties, American Forensics does not require a written contract to access our price discounts.