Medico-legal cases across various hospitals - A review & understanding of procedures

Authors : Sangeeta Rege

Published Year: 2011

Medico-Legal Update, 11(2), 2011, pp. 67-69.

Medico legal case is a case of injury or illness resulting out of sexual assault, poisoning or any suspicious circumstances, where the attending doctor, after eliciting history of the patient and on medical examination, decides that an investigation by law enforcement agencies is essential to understand establish and fix the criminal responsibility for the case in accordance with the law of the land in the interest of truth and justice of victim/patient and state. However it is crucial to assess what factors aid a Health care provider in determining which case becomes medico legal and whether this is a uniform practice across hospitals in India. Read More

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