Why is the Coroner involved in the death of my loved one?
The following is a list of death in which the Corner's office is contacted*: 1. Sudden death of a healthy child. 2. Death occurring within 24 hours of admission at a hospital or health care facility 3. Physician unable to state cause of death, after careful review of medical chart, or decedent does not have a physician 4. Known or suspected homicide 5. Known or suspected suicide 6. Related to or following known suspected self-induced or criminal abortion 7. Following an accident or injury primary or contributory, either old or recent 8. Drowning, fire, exposure, acute alcoholism, drug addiction, strangulation, aspiration or malnutrition 9. Accidental poisoning (food, chemical, drug, therapeutic agents) 10. Occupational disease or occupational hazards 11. Known or suspect contagious disease constituting a public hazard, excluding A.I.D.S. 12. All deaths where patient is under anesthetic 13. Incarceration 14. All deaths of unidentified persons