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World Journal of Pharmaceutical
and Medical Research

An International Peer Reviewed Journal for Pharmaceutical and Medical Research and Technology
An Official Publication of Society for Advance Healthcare Research (Reg. No. : 01/01/01/31674/16)
ISSN 2455-3301
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ICV : 78.6

Abstract

ROLE OF GENERAL PHYSCIAN IN MEDICO LEGAL CASES

Dr. Prashant Singh Bhadauria*, Dr. Arti and Dr. Prafulla

ABSTRACT

Amedico – legal case is where person is injured or harmed in any way & needs medical attention for it. Injury which suggest some criminal offense Burn Injuries, Vehicular Accidents, Suspected Homicide, Murder, Poisoning, Sexual aqqualt& Criminal Abortion are classified into medico – legal cases. The general myth that only the doctor working in the government hospitals would be involved with such cases has not been dispelced 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. In all these cases, it in the legal duty of the treated doctor, to report it to the nearest police station immediately after completing primary lifesaving medical care. If doctor is not informing the police of such cases may invite trouble to the doctor U/S 39 crpc and Section 177 & 201, IPC(giving false information & causing disappearance of evidence) The best way to deal with these cases is to understand them clearly analyze them thoroughly and then act accordingly.

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