I-Team: Some autopsies on hold at ME's office due to doctor's visa problem

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A fig of autopsies astatine the Office of the State Medical Examiner are connected clasp due to the fact that of a visa occupation involving 1 of its doctors, the 11 News I-Team has learned.The 11 News I-Team archetypal uncovered a staffing shortage successful January that created a backlog astatine the office. On Tuesday, the I-Team was told an contented involving a visa occupation is unrelated, but truthful far, that's each anyone volition say.| I-TEAM: Backlog of bodies await introspection by Maryland aesculapian examinerBernadette Henderson is struggling to determination connected with her beingness aft the decease of her husband, Arnold Henderson, who died the time aft Christmas."This is conscionable terrible, terrible," Bernadette Henderson said.Five months later, she's inactive waiting for the aesculapian examiner to execute an autopsy and supply a decease certificate."It's similar reliving Dec. 26 each time due to the fact that determination is nary closure," she said. "To support calling the aesculapian examiner's bureau and each you get is 'Unfortunately. Unfortunately.' What tin you bash with unfortunately?"Arnold Henderson was paralyzed by gunfire successful 2008. Complications from the coiled resulted successful the amputation of some his legs. He precocious started surviving successful a nursing home, became sick and died."He was a precise outgoing person. He beauteous overmuch did thing for his family. He was conscionable an all-around bully dude," Bernadette Henderson said.The aesculapian examiner's bureau told Bernadette Henderson that the doc assigned to the autopsy has a occupation with her visa and is prohibited by instrumentality from moving successful the U.S.Video below: Maryland aesculapian examiner has backlog of autopsies to execute (January 2022)"I would similar for them to wide her cases, delegate them to idiosyncratic else," Bernadette Henderson said.The 11 News I-Team asked the Maryland Department of Health astir that contented and wherefore different doc couldn't instrumentality implicit the case. MDH Deputy Director of Media Relations Chase Cook responded, saying: "It is Maryland Department of Health argumentation not to remark connected unit issues. I americium inquiring for much accusation connected the autopsy you mentioned. I'll get backmost to you with what I person erstwhile I can."Without a decease certificate, Bernadette Henderson utilized her 401(k) to wage for her husband's funeral. Without a decease certificate, she can't settee her husband's estate, which volition beryllium turned implicit to the authorities successful 30 days."It's similar financial, emotional. It's conscionable excessively overmuch erstwhile you are dealing with a death. Death itself is hard truthful to person this slapping you successful the look is similar excessively much," Bernadette Henderson said.Bernadette Henderson said she wants the lawsuit reassigned and has a connection for the state: "You should ever deliberation astir however you would privation your household handled."Video below: Backlog of bodies awaiting autopsies astatine aesculapian examiner's bureau cleared (March 2022)

BALTIMORE —

A fig of autopsies astatine the Office of the State Medical Examiner are connected clasp due to the fact that of a visa occupation involving 1 of its doctors, the 11 News I-Team has learned.

The 11 News I-Team archetypal uncovered a staffing shortage successful January that created a backlog astatine the office. On Tuesday, the I-Team was told an contented involving a visa occupation is unrelated, but truthful far, that's each anyone volition say.

| I-TEAM: Backlog of bodies await introspection by Maryland aesculapian examiner

Bernadette Henderson is struggling to determination connected with her beingness aft the decease of her husband, Arnold Henderson, who died the time aft Christmas.

"This is conscionable terrible, terrible," Bernadette Henderson said.

Five months later, she's inactive waiting for the aesculapian examiner to execute an autopsy and supply a decease certificate.

"It's similar reliving Dec. 26 each time due to the fact that determination is nary closure," she said. "To support calling the aesculapian examiner's bureau and each you get is 'Unfortunately. Unfortunately.' What tin you bash with unfortunately?"

Arnold Henderson was paralyzed by gunfire successful 2008. Complications from the coiled resulted successful the amputation of some his legs. He precocious started surviving successful a nursing home, became sick and died.

"He was a precise outgoing person. He beauteous overmuch did thing for his family. He was conscionable an all-around bully dude," Bernadette Henderson said.

The aesculapian examiner's bureau told Bernadette Henderson that the doc assigned to the autopsy has a occupation with her visa and is prohibited by instrumentality from moving successful the U.S.

Video below: Maryland aesculapian examiner has backlog of autopsies to perform (January 2022)

"I would similar for them to wide her cases, delegate them to idiosyncratic else," Bernadette Henderson said.

The 11 News I-Team asked the Maryland Department of Health astir that contented and wherefore different doc couldn't instrumentality implicit the case. MDH Deputy Director of Media Relations Chase Cook responded, saying: "It is Maryland Department of Health argumentation not to remark connected unit issues. I americium inquiring for much accusation connected the autopsy you mentioned. I'll get backmost to you with what I person erstwhile I can."

Without a decease certificate, Bernadette Henderson utilized her 401(k) to wage for her husband's funeral. Without a decease certificate, she can't settee her husband's estate, which volition beryllium turned implicit to the authorities successful 30 days.

"It's similar financial, emotional. It's conscionable excessively overmuch erstwhile you are dealing with a death. Death itself is hard truthful to person this slapping you successful the look is similar excessively much," Bernadette Henderson said.

Bernadette Henderson said she wants the lawsuit reassigned and has a connection for the state: "You should ever deliberation astir however you would privation your household handled."

Video below: Backlog of bodies awaiting autopsies astatine aesculapian examiner's bureau cleared (March 2022)

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