Definition of Post mortem
The English Definition of this Latin legal phrase is as follows:
The basic meaning and definition of the Latin Medical / Legal term "Post mortem examination" is conducted to find the manner and the cause of death especially in relation to sudden, unnatural, suspicious or violent deaths.
A forensic autopsy is carried out for legal or medical purposes when the cause of death may be a criminal matter. A coroner is responsible for investigating such deaths and are usually lawyers or doctors with considerable experience.