This really needs to be addressed by consultation with a knowledgeable pathologist in advance. What questions do you have? What do we already know? Are we going to be able to tell you something new? Not always. Might we find something we didn’t already know? Maybe. But is it worth the expense? Autopsies are not inexpensive and not covered by any insurance. Dr. Schultz wants to make sure you make an educated decision. We can also read medical records and explain what was happening-something treating Doctors lack the time to do.