Forensic Medical Investigator Law and Legal Definition

A forensic medical investigator refers to a medical professional trained to handle investigations involving medical science and the law. S/he must be qualified to walk crime scenes and gather evidence without contaminating the scene or compromising evidence. A forensic medical investigator must have a keen sense of observation to notice not just the extra-ordinary, but also the ordinary that may play a key role in solving the crime. S/he is obliged to find evidence and preserve the evidence so that it is acceptable in court.

The following is an example of a case law on forensic medical investigator:

A Forensic Medical Investigator must acquire required experience in forensic science laboratory analysis in area of criminalistics. [Healy v. County of Nassau, 18 A.D.3d 873 (N.Y. App. Div. 2005)].