S. Joseph Schramm | Joseph Schramm
The pathologist would probably provide a copy to the personal representative of his daughter's estate or, if there is no estate, to the nearest of kin requesting it. This would probably be the husband, but the father can certainly ask for a copy. I am unaware of any reason why he would be unable to obtain one.
Answer Applies to: Pennsylvania
Giannini Law Office, PC | Robert Giannini
If there is any hint that you may have been the victim of foul play, tell your dad to reach out to the District Attorney's Office in the County where she died. If not, then he may need to get a lawyer to help him. I am sorry for your family's loss. It is hard to imagine that pain you father feels. God Bless.
Answer Applies to: Georgia
David F. Stoddard | David F. Stoddard
In South Carolina, I do not think so. I know he cannot get her medical records. I believe the personal representative of her estate is the only person who can get these records. If no one has opened an estae, he could apply to open an estate and be appointed PR. However, the surviving husband has priority over him.
Answer Applies to: South Carolina
James E. Hasser, Jr. P.C. | Jim Hasser
Whoever is in charge of her estate will definitely be entitled to the report. If your father is not in charge, the forensic lab probably won't release it to him. He can try and see if they will, though. If they won't, there are some alternative ways he may be able to go such as getting a court ordered subpoena. His best bet is to get the husband to get it and then get a copy from him. If that's not an option, he'll probably have to hire a lawyer to get a judge to issue a subpoena for it. Good luck.
Answer Applies to: Alabama
Paul Whitfield and Associates P.A. | Paul L. Whitfield
Have we got a pushing and shoving contest here normally the next of kin have no problem getting such information or the administrator/executor of the estate. If there is a problem ask a local lawyer to go to bat for you.
Answer Applies to: North Carolina
Andrew T. Velonis, P.C. | Andrew Velonis
I hate to give you a vague answer, but probably not. I do not think he has "standing" in other words, grounds to get a copy. But, he can try, by making a Freedom of Information request through the law of the state where his daughter passed.
Answer Applies to: New York