Must I do anything differently if a baby dies unexpectedly?
No. You will be provided with additional services following this tragic event. The major cause of death in babies up to 1 year of age is Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) or Sudden Unexplained Infant Death. There is no known cause of SIDS. A diagnosis of SIDS is made when the sudden death of an infant remains unexplained even after a thorough medicolegal investigation. State laws require the SIDS Center of New Jersey to be notified. The center provides counseling and bereavement services to the family. SIDS Center of NJ hotline number is 800-545-7437.

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1. How can I obtain copies of reports?
2. How can I obtain a copy of the death certificate?
3. How do we claim or recover the decedent’s body?
4. Do all medical examiner cases get autopsied?
5. What is an autopsy?
6. What if the family does not want an autopsy?
7. What does a person do on finding a family member deceased?
8. Can we visit and view the decedent at your facility?
9. If I have questions about the autopsy or toxicology reports, can I get an explanation of the medical information?
10. Must I do anything differently if a baby dies unexpectedly?
11. Does the family pay for any of the Medical Examiner services?
12. Who can we call for additional information, counseling, or assistance?