medical malpractice and autopsies
Autopsy is the only instance in which medicine is practiced after the person has died.
And, by at least Texas state law, you cannot be sued for medical malpractice for an autopsy because an autopsy is not performed on a person. The decedents are not people / persons. In essence, you cannot do gross negligence or anything of that sort on the deceased.
However, you can still be sued. Not for medical malpractice. But for something more creative, like conspiracy. Conspiring with the hospital to cover up something in the autopsy, which is ridiculous. But that’s just the way it is.
So, if you are going to do private autopsies, best to buy autopsy insurance in addition to your medical malpractice insurance.
The more you know.
You can find numerous photos of gunshot wound and car accident autopsy and scene photos on the internet. But you cannot easily find an autopsy photo of someone with an artificial heart placement, on ECMO or with a cracked chest and an LVAD in place. I cannot find any actual autopsy heart photos with a VAD in place.
I wonder why. And then again, I think I know why.
Longest Words All Over the World
Spanish: electroencefalografistas - people who practice electroencephalography.
More at: http://spanish.about.com/od/writtenspanish/a/longest_word.htm
Bulgarian: Непротивоконституционствувателствувайте - not to take actions which are against the constitution of the country.
Afrikaans: Tweedehandsemotorverkoopsmannevakbondstakingsvergaderingsameroeperstoespraakskrywerspersverklaringuitreikingsmediakonferensieaankondiging - issuable media conference’s announcement at a press release regarding the convener’s speech at a secondhand car dealership union’s strike meeting.
Chinese: In terms of pronunciation, Chinese characters (Mandarin) are strictly monosyllabic. As such, words are limited to a length of five phonemes. In Romanized spelling, no more than six letters are needed for any single Chinese character in standard pronunciation, with the exception of 双, (shuāng, “double”).
Individual characters are not direct equivalents of words in the English sense, as many Chinese “words” require more than one character to express, one being 葡萄 (pútáo, “grapes”).
Chinese characters are made up of a number of distinct pen or brush strokes. The number of strokes in any given word is a constant, and thus counting the number of strokes required for a word could be used as a measure of the word’s length. According to Joël Bellassen (1989), the most complex Chinese character is zhé listen (help·info), meaning “verbose” and containing sixty-four strokes; this character fell from use around the 5th century.