Fire-related Death

Burn wounds in fire related deaths are often difficult to examine, as they may be caused by several mechanisms including heat exposure, chemicals, or electricity. That is why it is essential to obtain the skills of a highly trained forensic pathologist, who possesses the expertise and familiarity of the structural functioning of tissue and organs to interpret the cause of death for civil proceedings. Fire-related deaths also can make it difficult to identify the body, but trained forensic pathologists have many ways of doing so, including the use of forensic odontology (the examination of teeth). Investigations of fire related deaths must be precise and thorough, one of the many trademarks of The Forensic Panelís expertise and peer review mechanism that ensures the highest quality of examination.