Lubbock County Medical Examiner’s Office

Five down, 167 to go for NAAG cases at Lubbock County Medical Examiner’s Office

  Medical Examiner report: Initial backlog complete, NAAG backlog remains

  Lubbock County reaches deal with NAAG to release backlog of medical records

  NAAG cites ‘toxic political environment’ as reason to not renew contract with county as Medical Examiner

  Lubbock County Commissioners to consider new acting medical examiner on Monday morning

  Texas Rangers, FBI, U.S. Attorney’s Office raid Lubbock Co. Medical Examiner’s Office

Continued Coverage

Lubbock County DA asks judge to seal details of ME contract

Medical board rejects allegations that doctor practiced without license in ME’s office

  Graves case against NAAG Pathology Labs, Matshes, Andrews dismissed

  Commissioners receive copy of NAAG insurance

  FBI visits Lubbock County officials during investigation into NAAG Pathology Labs

  MEDICAL EXAMINER’S OFFICE: NAAG Pathology Labs announces plans to not renew contract with Lubbock County

  KCBD Investigates: Unanswered questions on Lubbock County Medical Examiner

Is Dr. Sam Andrews an employee of Lubbock County, or does he still work for a California-based company?

Lubbock Co. Medical Examiner files motion to recuse Judge Hatch from lawsuit

On Friday, Lubbock County Chief Medical Examiner Sam Andrews filed a motion to recuse Judge Les Hatch from hearing any matters in the lawsuit filed against Andrews and the National Autopsy Assay Group Pathology Labs.

  Company, doctors running Lubbock County M.E.’s office filed motions to dismiss lawsuits

KCBD Investigates has received new documents in the controversy surrounding the Lubbock County Medical Examiner’s office.

  Defense attorney on medical examiner investigation: ‘Right now, we have a circus’

Interesting, frustrating, a little bit angry,” those are the words Lubbock criminal defense attorney Rusty Gunter used to describe the backlog of cases in the county due to an investigation into the medical examiner’s office.

  Complainants updated on investigation of Lubbock Co. Medical Examiner’s office

  Lubbock County D.A.’s office provides update on investigation into M.E.’s office

  Forensic pathologist disputes allegations surrounding Lubbock County M.E.'s office

  Mother of deceased child sues Lubbock Co. Medical Examiner’s Office

Amarillo autopsies not impacted by Lubbock M.E. controversy

  KCBD Investigates: Third former county employee comes forward with allegations surrounding new management at M.E.'s office

  National Autopsy Assay Group responds to allegations made in lawsuit

National Autopsy Assay Group Pathology Labs has released a statement regarding the allegations made in a lawsuit filed by a former Lubbock County employee.

  Travis Co. D.A.’s Office will not sponsor testimony from Lubbock Co. M.E. pending Texas Rangers investigation

The Travis County District Attorney’s Office tells the KCBD Investigates Team it will not sponsor any testimony from Lubbock County Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Sam Andrews while he is under investigation by the Texas Rangers.

  Defense attorney questions empty chair when Dr. Sam Andrews fails to show up to testify

Defense attorney Brian Erskine turned to an empty chair where he had hoped to question the forensic pathologist who performed the autopsy in his murder case, but Lubbock County Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Sam Andrews, currently under investigation by the Texas Rangers, was not there.

  Lawsuit: Former Lubbock Medical Examiner’s Office employee exposes ‘California body snatchers’

“Ms. Graves is a hero for exposing these California body snatchers who have taken over the Lubbock County Medical Examiner’s Office,” said attorney Kevin Glasheen. “Of course, they immediately fired her for doing so – and now we are going to make them pay.”

  Doctor claims Lubbock County Chief Medical Examiner made false allegations

A forensic pathologist who used to work at the Lubbock County Medical Examiner’s Office has come forward with allegations about the office and the doctors who run it.

  Lubbock County Commissioner responds to criminal allegations filed by medical examiner

An ongoing dispute between the Lubbock County Medical Examiner and a recently-installed county commissioner has resulted in a criminal complaint.

  KCBD Investigates: Lubbock County Chief Medical Examiner not allowed to testify in death cases

The KCBD Investigates Team has learned the Lubbock County District Attorney’s Office will not try any death cases that involve the current staff at the Lubbock County Medical Examiner’s Office as the Texas Rangers continue their investigation into the office.

  Former medical examiner’s office employees not surprised by investigations into office

Commissioners were scheduled to review the agreement with the National Autopsy Assay Group Pathology Labs (NAAG) during Monday's Commissioner's Court meeting, but they voted to table the item.

  D.A. asks Texas Rangers to investigate Lubbock County Medical Examiner’s Office

The Texas Rangers have been asked by the Lubbock County District Attorney to investigate the Lubbock County Medical Examiner’s Office. This comes after the Texas Medical Board began investigating the medical examiner’s office and the chief medical examiner.

  KCBD Investigates: Texas Medical Board investigates Lubbock County Medical Examiner’s Office

The KCBD Investigates Team has discovered the Texas Medical Board is investigating the Lubbock County Medical Examiner’s Office and the chief medical examiner.

  County responds to former medical examiner’s explanation of backlog, provides update on outstanding cases

Lubbock County officials sat down with the KCBD Investigates Team following our exclusive interview with former Lubbock County Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Sridhar Natarajan.

  KCBD Investigates: Exclusive Interview with former Lubbock County Chief Medical Examiner on backlog of cases

In his first exclusive television interview since leaving the Lubbock County Medical Examiner’s Office, Dr. Sridhar Natarajan tells his side of the story.

  Lubbock County hires medical examiner services to complete unresolved death cases

Lubbock County Commissioners approved a contract with NAAG Pathology Labs on Monday to help the Lubbock County Medical Examiner complete over four hundred unresolved death reports.

  Commissioner’s Court honors Sridhar Natarajan, appoints interim medical examiner

Lubbock County's long time medical examiner officially announced his retirement at a special meeting in front of the county Commissioner's Court on Thursday.

  Lubbock County Chief Medical Examiner stops taking new cases ahead of planned retirement, Oct. 1

Dr. Sridhar Natarajan, Chief Medical Examiner for Lubbock County has stopped taking new cases, in preparation for his official retirement on Oct. 1.

  KCBD Investigates: Chief medical examiner position open in Lubbock County

The chief medical examiner's position in Lubbock County has been posted for about a week and will remain open for a month as the search continues to replace outgoing examiner Dr. Sridhar Natarajan.