Many people that have never had to deal with an incompetent or down-right arrogant, and greedy pathologist. Unfortunately in our daughter’s murder case we have had to deal with just that.
Dr. Robert Kurtzman was, according to Colorado law at the time, responsible for Morgan’s death investigation and crime scene. He was given the corrected information about her body position, but instead of realizing at that time that this was most likely a staged crime scene, as he could see from her lividity that her body had been moved postmortem, he just told us it was a cut-and-paste error and then never corrected it. This was HUGE – we just didn’t know it at the time, as we are not pathologists or criminologists…just parents.
Because of Kurtzman’s ego driven refusal to correct his many mistakes in our daughter Morgan Ingram’s case, his negligent acts and omissions have made him responsible for medical malpractice and gross negligence. Families should not have to deal with pathologists like this when they are already traumatized by the horrific loss of their loved one.
There can never be justice when medical examiners/pathologists don’t do their job correctly – the result is murderers remaining out on the streets among us.
A question of homicide: Rulings by medical examiners raise doubts about protocols
“We know there are rare cases that look like suicide that are staged,” said Robert Bux, the coroner of El Paso County in Colorado Springs, Colo. “We all know that.”