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Texas medical examiners plagued with problems, lack oversight

A series by Yamil Berard of the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram reports on problems with medical examiners in Texas.  "Texas medical examiners have misidentified bodies, botched examinations and had to do a double take on cases of individuals later exonerated by law enforcement."  Critics point to lax oversight and an absence of performance standards among other issues.  Texas only requires that their medical examiners have a doctor's licenses.  They do not require "specific certification in anatomic and forensic pathology."

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