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What Can Dead People Tell Us? (1​.​0 CLE)

by Escambia-Santa Rosa Bar Association

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Presented by Allison A. Muller, PharmD, D.ABAT, FAACT
Diplomate of the American Board of Applied Toxicology (D.ABAT) and fellow of the American Academy of Clinical Toxicology (FAACT)

Course Description: As an expert witness working with attorneys on cases related to drugs, I encounter autopsy reports and other postmortem findings that are trying to tell the story of what happened to a person prior to death. Was there a drug overdose? Was a prescription medication responsible for the fatality? Was the person impaired prior to a fatal accident? Did use of a street drug contribute to the death? This 1-hour talk will go over the basics of what attorneys need to know: what happens in the body after death? How do postmortem changes affect drug levels? What are the different sources of drug levels in dead people (and why are we testing eyeball fluid anyway)? How drug levels may, or may not be, tied to cause of death. And, what other information does a toxicologist need to help you answer your questions about a postmortem case?

Download Contains: Audio file, Webinar, CLE Certificate and Presenter's Slides.

CLE Credit Hours: 1.0 General

Recorded: 4/29/2022
Expires: 9/30/2022


released April 29, 2022


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