Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Law and Legal Definition
Sudden infant death syndrome is the sudden, unexplained death of an infant below the age of one. It is also known as SIDS or crib death. In such cases, a detailed autopsy will not help in revealing the cause of death. SIDS is the leading cause of death for infants below the age of one.
The following is an example of a state statute (California) defining the term.
Pursuant to Cal Gov Code § 27491.41, "sudden infant death syndrome" means the sudden death of any infant that is unexpected by the history of the infant and where a thorough postmortem examination fails to demonstrate an adequate cause of death.
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- American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators [ABMDI]
- Angel of Death Tax Break
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