Saturday, March 17

Doctor's Perspective, Medico Leagal Case

Apart from his routine and usual “clinical” cases, a doctor will come across certain ‘Medico-legal’ problems at one time or the other during the practice of his profession. The general myth that only the doctors working in the government hospitals would be involved with such cases has now been dispelled by the recent decisions of the Hon’ble courts, particularly the Supreme Court. A good working knowledge of the law in this regard, coupled with a thorough understanding of the correct method of dealing with such cases is the need of the hour. This article discusses some of the common practical issues involved in these cases. Read More

The article presented here is written by Dr. Dasari Harish, Reader and Dr. K. H. Chavali, Sr. Lecturer.

Other important things discussed in the article are:
The cases which should be considered as medico-legal are as follows :
  1. All cases of injuries and burns –the circumstances of which suggest commission of an offence by somebody. (irrespective of suspicion of foul play) 
  2. All vehicular, factory or other unnatural accident cases specially when there is a likelihood of patient’s death or grievous hurt.
  3. Cases of suspected or evident sexual assault.
  4. Cases of suspected or evident criminal abortion.
  5. Cases of unconsciousness where its cause is not natural or not clear.
  6. All cases of suspected or evident poisoning or intoxication.
  7. Cases referred from court or otherwise for age estimation.
  8. Cases brought dead with improper history creating suspicion of an offence.
  9. Cases of suspected self-infliction of injuries or attempted suicide.
  10. Any other case not falling under the above categories but has legal implications. 
  • Introduction.
  • How to receive a MLC ?
  • Procedure for registration of Medico Legal Case.
  • Type of Cases.
  • Time limit for registration.
  • Precaution to be taken in MLC.
    • Consent.
    • Confidentiality.
    • Collection and Preservation of Samples.
  • Medico-Legal Reporting.
  • Custody of Report.
  • Admission and Discharge.
  • In case of Death in MLC case.
  • Situation in other countries.

For visitors who want further details regarding the Medical Legal Cases and its Management refer to our earlier post with the MLC management presentations. and Legal Aspect of Medical Cases.


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1 comment:

  1. its nice to read a useful article for beginner like me. Some of points from this article are very helpful for me as I haven’t considered them yet. I would like to say thank you for sharing this cool article. Bookmarked and sharing for friends.
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