ME/C Family Support Brochure for Sudden Pediatric Deaths

To assist Medical Examiners and Coroners Offices during the investigation of all sudden pediatric deaths, we created the brochure “Help for Families When an Infant or Young Child Dies”. The brochure outlines for families in a clear manner:

  • how the medical examiner and coroner process works,
  • defines the roles of the professionals that may be involved,
  • provides reasonable time estimates for the investigation process,
  • provides national resources
  • and allows for local resources to be included as well. 
The brochure is intended to be provided to the next of kin by the investigator during the scene investigation and can be used for all manners of sudden pediatric deaths.
Medical Resources for SUDC Families
Families who are coping with a sudden unexplained death of a family member often have anxiety about their family’s health and the risk of re-occurrence. Will this happen again?  If no one can tell me why my child died, how can anyone be sure it won’t happen again? How can I be proactive to protect my family and have some peace of mind? The SUDC Foundation and the SUDC research team created Family Medical Testing Recommendations. Families can take to this to their doctor to help guide discussions on what is appropriate for their given family. 

Additionally, there are clinics available that will evaluate families with a history of sudden unexplained death.  
Help for Families Brochure Request
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