Opelousas, LA asked in Medical Malpractice, Health Care Law and Municipal Law for Louisiana

Q: Who insures the Parish Coroner for Malpractice or breach of duty to investigate a mandatory autopsy death?

1 Lawyer Answer
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
  • Municipal Law Lawyer
  • Baton Rouge, LA
  • Licensed in Louisiana

A: I am not certain there is a requirement for insurance, however if the coroner does obtain insurance, either the office of the coroner or the parish in which the coroner is located would most likely obtain the insurance as there is no requirement that each coroner be insured by the same insurance company. I believe you have posted this a few times this month and if you are seeking the identity of the insurance company, if any, of a particular coroner, then I suggest you consider a public records request to either the particular coroner and/or the parish government where the particular coroner is located. If you are not certain how to do this, then contact a public records attorney in your area and hire them to prepare the request. Good luck.

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