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AObjective Investigation into Death and Injury@

P.O. Box 158

Sumner, WA 98390-0030

 

253-891-0776

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COMPREHENSIVE MEDICOLEGAL INVESTIGATIONS

 

SERVICE AND PRICE GUIDE

 

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Comprehensive Death Investigation: Complete investigation of all aspects of a death. We conduct an investigation in person, on site, at the location of death, and other locations as needed. Includes all components and services necessary to establish factual knowledge of fatal event. Evidence acquisition, documentation and storage is included. A senior Medical Investigator leads the investigation, with consultations from various forensic experts, as needed. Our Forensic Pathologist renders a medical opinion of cause and manner of death. Establishes basis for expert testimony in litigated cases. Recommended for Insurance Companies, Law Firms, Local Governments and Individuals where death is high profile or large financial exposure is involved. 24 hour on-call, quick response available.

Fee............................................. Hourly + Costs

 

Intermediate Death Investigation: Basic in-person or correspondent investigation to obtain answers to specific issues relating to a death. Includes medical record review, law enforcement interviews, witness interviews, and other relevant contacts. Recommended for Insurance Companies and Law Firms on non-complicated cases.

Fee............................................... Hourly+Costs

 

Brief Death Investigation: We will contact key individuals and agencies to obtain an overview of fatal event. Investigation is primarily conducted from our offices and generally will not involve travel on-site. Based on the information obtained, we make recommendations for further investigation, if warranted. Recommended for Insurance Companies on small financial exposure cases.

Fee............................................... Hourly+Costs

 

Life Policy Contestable Investigation: Investigation specifically directed for contestable life insurance claims. Includes beneficiary interview and statement, medical record acquisition and review, and other documentation relevant to the materiality of the policy application. We provide this service on the same basis as our Brief or Intermediate Death Investigations.

Fee............................................... Hourly+Costs

 

Disability Claim Investigation: We interview the claimant, witnesses, and obtain medical and employment records. Recommended for Insurance Companies with disability income or waiver of premium claims.

Fee............................................... Hourly+Costs

 

Primary Autopsy Service: Our Board Certified Forensic Pathologist completes a full or partial autopsy. A medical opinion is rendered as to cause and manner of death. Includes toxicology and microscopic analysis. Recommended for Life Insurance Companies on large exposure policies, Worker Compensation Carriers and Administrators on fatal claims, and Individuals where medical questions arise from a death where an autopsy is not otherwise completed.

Fee................................................... Fixed Rate

 

Exhumation and Autopsy: Disinterment, autopsy, and re-interment of the decedent. Includes Primary Autopsy Service. Recommended for Life Insurance Companies with manner of death questions, Law Firms and Local Governments where additional evidence is developed after burial.

Fee....................................... Fixed Rate + Costs

Forensic Case Review: Review of investigative reports, medical records, autopsy reports, and other documents by our Forensic Pathologist. We provide a medical opinion of cause and manner of death. This service is available independently or with our investigative products. Recommended for Life Insurance Companies when mode of death is an issue.

Fee......................................................... Hourly

 

Foreign Death Investigation: Our US based multilingual investigators conduct on-site investigations for authentication of deaths reported in foreign countries. We obtain documentation and testimony admissible in US courts. Recommended for Life Insurance Companies where foreign documents have been submitted in support of a claim.

Fee............................................... Hourly+Costs

 

Medical Opinion and Consultation: Personal examination of individuals or medical evidence by a Forensic Pathologist for medicolegal opinion. Includes expert medical testimony at deposition or trial. Recommended for Law Firms in criminal or civil litigation.

Fee............................................... Hourly+Costs

 

Confirmation of Death: Electronic or personal searches for recorded death records. Recommended for Insurance Companies with annuitants or Law Firms in family or probate matters.

Fee......................................... Per Name/Record

 


Second Autopsy Service: A review of previous autopsy completed by an outside agency. Our Forensic Pathologist will issue an independent opinion as to cause and manner of death. Includes necessary laboratory services. Recommended for Insurance Companies with issues not addressed in the original autopsy or Law Firms where an independent or second expert opinion is required.

Fee................................................... Fixed Rate

 

Cause and Manner of Death Investigation: An intermediate level service that includes acquisition and review of coroner/medical examiner reports, police reports, medical records, and other relevant documents. May include witness interviews, as needed. Designed to confirm or establish cause and manner of death for Insurance Companies with Accidental Death or Suicide policy provision issues.

Fee............................................... Hourly+Costs

Witness/Claimant Interview and Statement: In-person or telephonic interviews and recorded or written statements are obtained from claimants or witnesses regarding any issue or event. Recorded statements are transcribed and evidence stored for future use, as needed. Interviews and statements may be obtained in the subject=s native language by our multilingual investigators. Recommended for Insurance Companies and Law Firms.

Fee............................................... Hourly+Costs

 

Medical Record Acquisition: Investigators obtain copies of medical records or interviews with medical providers. Appropriate legal releases are obtained, as required or needed.

Fee................................. Fixed or Hourly+Costs

 

Medical Record Review and Interpretation: Medical records are reviewed by our Medical Investigator and a summary prepared. Consultation with our physician Medical Director is available.

Fee......................................................... Hourly

 

Public Record Search: Electronic or personal searches of public records from over 12,000 locations. Court, licensing, business, vehicle, real estate, and personal property records are generally available from most U.S. locations.

Fee..................................... Per Record/Location


Public Record Acquisition and Review: Public records are reviewed and a summary prepared or copies obtained. Research on corresponding or additional records is available.

Fee............................................... Hourly+Costs

 

Surveillance: Static or mobile surveillance of a subject for legal or insurance matters. Video and print photography is used to document activities. Multiple investigator teams, extended operations, and aerial platforms available. Recommended for Insurance Companies or Law Firms where documentation of activities needed.

Fee..................... Hourly, per investigator+Costs

 

Claim Management Consultancy: Review of life insurance claim department operations, processes, staff responsibility, statutory compliance, and claims evaluations by an experienced and credentialed Claim Manager. This is a custom designed program which may be configured to include staff training, claim manual preparation, and automated claims tracking system design. Recommended for Life Insurance Companies.

Fee...................................................... Contract

 

Medical Investigator Coverage: Our experienced Medical Investigators are available to coroner or medical examiner offices for short term staff shortages or case overload situations. We are available on an on-call or office coverage basis.

Fee....................................... Contract or Hourly

 

Case Management: We facilitate and direct the investigation of insurance claim or litigation cases. All work product completed by outside investigators is reviewed by a Claim Manager or Senior Investigator. Recommended for Life Insurance Companies and Law Firms with complex cases in varying venues.

Fee......................................................... Hourly

 

Medical Examiner/Coroner Case Review:

Review of the efficacy of an investigation, autopsy, and determination of death by a coroner/medical examiner. This service is available from our Medical Investigators or Forensic Pathologist. We make recommendations as to accuracy or need for further investigation. Recommended for Insurance Companies and Law Firms.

Fee......................................................... Hourly

 


Evidence Photography: Print or video documentation of locations, things or events for legal purposes. Video taping of interviews available. Recommended for Law Firms.

Fee............................................... Hourly+Costs

 

Scene Analysis: Photography, measurements and evidence documentation or collection from the scene of a death, crime or other event. Diagrams and demonstrative presentation of findings are available for trial use. Recommended for Law Firms.

Fee Hourly+Costs

 

Incident Reconstruction: Reconstruction and documentation of events leading to injury or death. Includes other services and consultations with outside experts, as needed. Material defects or failure of products, or personal contributing factors are documented for legal purposes. Recommended for Worker=s Compensation, Liability or Property Insurance Companies, and Law Firms.

Fee............................................... Hourly+Costs

 

Police/Fire Report Acquisition: Public agency reports are obtained and reviewed. Recommended for Insurance Companies on small loss exposures.

Fee............................................... Hourly+Costs

 

Background Investigation: Comprehensive verification and development of prior events or financial, employment, business, personal history of an individual or organization. This service is available for any legal purpose. Recommended for Law Firms and Business Organizations.

Fee............................................... Hourly+Costs


Missing Person Investigation: Development of investigative information leading to the present location of persons of unknown whereabouts. Recommended for Insurance Companies for beneficiary, debtor or pre-escheatment situations and Law Firms for witnesses. (Not available to private parties for domestic or custody matters.)

Fee............................................... Hourly+Costs

 

Legal Defense Investigation: Consultation and investigation for Law Firms on criminal or civil litigation matters. Includes evidence review and analysis, witness location and interviews, statements, and document preparation.

Fee............................................... Hourly+Costs

 

Training Programs: Custom designed staff training programs on various investigative subjects. Specifically directed toward the life claim adjuster and medicolegal investigator.

Fee...................................................... Contract

 

Disaster Response: Our investigators, physicians and claim management staff are available for quick response anywhere anytime for natural disaster or multiple casualty events. We can assist Coroner or Medical Examiner offices with identification, notification, evidence management and morgue operations, and Insurance Companies with claim investigation and documentation, fraud prevention, and staffing needs.

Fee............................. Contract or Hourly+Costs

 

 

Please contact your client representative or refer to our Rates and Terms sheet for current rates.

 

 

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Emphasis Technography Investigations

 

Recommended Services by Market


L Refer the Service and Price Guide for complete descriptions of these services

 

 

Insurance Companies

Background Investigation

Brief Death Investigation

Case Management

Cause and Manner of Death Investigation

Claim Management Consultancy

Comprehensive Death Investigation

Confirmation of Death

Disability Claim Investigation

Disaster Response

Evidence Photography

Exhumation and Autopsy

Foreign Death Investigation

Forensic Case Review

Incident Reconstruction

Intermediate Death Investigation

Life Policy Contestable Investigation

Medical Examiner/Coroner Case Review

Medical Record Acquisition

Medical Record Review and Interpretation

Missing Person Investigation

Police/Fire Report Acquisition

Primary Autopsy Service

Public Record Acquisition and Review

Public Record Search

Scene Analysis

Second Autopsy Service

Surveillance

Training Programs

Witness/Claimant Interview and Statement

 

Law Firms

Background Investigation

Case Management

Cause and Manner of Death Investigation

Comprehensive Death Investigation

Evidence Photography

Exhumation and Autopsy

Incident Reconstruction

Intermediate Death Investigation

Legal Defense Investigation

Medical Examiner/Coroner Case Review

Medical Opinion and Consultation

Medical Record Acquisition

Medical Record Review and Interpretation

Missing Person Investigation

Police/Fire Report Acquisition

Primary Autopsy Service

Public Record Acquisition and Review

Public Record Search

Scene Analysis

Second Autopsy Service

Surveillance

Witness/Claimant Interview and Statement

 

 

Coroner/Medical Examiner Offices

Background Investigation

Comprehensive Death Investigation

Disaster Response

Evidence Photography

Exhumation and Autopsy

Incident Reconstruction

Medical Investigator Coverage

Medical Record Acquisition

Primary Autopsy Service

Public Record Search

Training Programs

 

 

Private Individuals

Comprehensive Death Investigation

Evidence Photography

Exhumation and Autopsy

Incident Reconstruction

Medical Examiner/Coroner Case Review

Missing Person Investigation

Primary Autopsy Service

Second Autopsy Service

 

 

 

 

 

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EMPHASIS TECHNOGRAPHY

AObjective Investigation Into Death and Injury@

 

Rates and Terms

 

Investigation...................................................................................................................... per hour

 

Forensic Autopsy............................................................................................................. per case

 

Pathologist Consultation.................................................................................................... per hour

 

Advanced expenses (travel, records, lab services, out-of-pocket, etc.)....................... Cost + 10%2

 

Clerical Services.............................................................................................................. per hour

 

Mileage ...................................................................................................................... (No charge)

 

Notary Fee (if required)........................................................................................... per document3

 

Foreign Investigation............................................................... Fees and Costs provided on request

 

 

 

L Advance retainer equal to the anticipated fees and costs may be requested.

 

1 Price varies depending on complexity of case. Fee does not include x-ray or laboratory services, if any.

 

2 Surcharge on advanced expenses (10%) may be waived if advance retainer provided, per agreement.

 

One hour minimum on all hourly services, per assignment. Additional time billed in 1/10 (.1) hour increments.

 

Itemized time and expense detail provided with billing.

 

All accounts are billed and payable on a monthly basis, unless prior arrangements are made.

 

Invoices are due on receipt. A 1.5% per month surcharge may be assessed on past due accounts.

 

3 WAC 308-30-020

 

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