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Volume : 6, Issue : 3, Year : 2021
Article Page : 75-77
Medico-legal case is any quite case where the accompanying registered medical practitioners (RMP), after obtaining a detail history and examining the patient, thinks that some investigation or procedure by law enforcement agencies is required to establish and the responsibility for the case in accordance with the law or legal ground. This study is run to hunt out the frequency and pattern of medico-legal cases reported at a tertiary care hospital and to spotlight the vulnerable gender, age, residence and the cause.
Materials and Methods: This is often retrospective study during which all the MLC cases registered in MLC record during a period of two years (1 January 2018– 31 December 2020) were included. Non medico-legal were excluded. Variables such as gender, age, time period between injury and reporting to casualty, were considered Findings were expressed in numbers and percentages.
Results: The total 2450 cases were registered as “medico-legal” out of which 1866 (79.4%) were males and 484 (20.6%) were females. Maximum cases were from the age bracket of 21-30 years i.e., 905 (36.93%). Most of the medico-legal cases registered were because of road traffic accidents 1154 (47.10%), fall (41.5%), and assault (6.73%) snake bite (6.4%), poisoning (14.81%)
Keywords: Casualty, Medicolegal cases, Assault, Road traffic accidents, Snake bite, Poisoning
How to cite : Jagtap N, Patekar M B, Study on pattern of medicolegal cases in casualty of government medical college Kolhapur Maharashtra. IP Int J Forensic Med Toxicol Sci 2021;6(3):75-77
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