Journal of
Clinical Pathology and Forensic Medicine

  • Abbreviation: J. Clin. Pathol. Forensic Med.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2405
  • DOI: 10.5897/JCPFM
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 28

Case Report

Medicolegal notes in injuries, an emerging clinical importance

Silas O. A.*, Adoga A. A., Dauda A. M., Echejoh G. O., Menasseh M. N. and Olu-Silas R. A.
1Department of Pathology, Jos University Teaching Hospital, Jos, Nigeria. 2Department of Surgery, Jos University Teaching Hospital, Jos, Nigeria. 3Department of Chemical Pathology, Jos University Teaching Hospital, Jos, Nigeria. 4Attorney General’s Office, Plateau State Ministry of Justice, Jos, Nigeria.
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  •  Accepted: 09 February 2011
  •  Published: 31 May 2011

Abstract

Injuries should not be managed surgically or with the use of drugs only as studies show that a lot of injures are suicidal or homicidal rather than accidental and the skill of doctors in obtaining medicolegal notes will go a long way to stop attempted suicides and attempted homicides subsequently leading to death and assist the law to identify culprits as not all injuries are accidental.

 

Key words: Injuries, homicides, suicides, death.