The Autopsy Doctor can attend and observe the Coroner or Medical Examiner autopsy and then prepare an independent comprehensive report. Most often an independent record review is most helpful. When the Coroner or Medical Examiner has already performed an autopsy, or an autopsy has been performed in a hospital, families often seek a re-examination. The Autopsy Doctor can still provide an independent opinion. These often produce less information at higher cost and extra time. Careful review and consultation is carried out prior to a decision. Only in specific circumstances are they helpful.