Mary Sanchez

November 10, 2013 7:22 PM

Medical examiner’s work shows that clinging to rules can lead to mistakes

Self-justification, an unwillingness to be wrong or at the very least admit being unsure, appears to be at play in some of the decisions of the Jackson County Medical Examiner’s office. Chief Medical Examiner Mary Dudley says she limits usage of the finding “undetermined,” but this can also paint the office into a box when findings are inconclusive or at the very least more difficult.

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