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Dilemma: Patient calls for advice from overseas

I receive a call from a patient who says she is experiencing symptoms she believes are caused by a medication I prescribed last week. I advise her to book an appointment as soon as possible. She then says she is calling from abroad and does not know where ...

Source: Pulse
Published: 03 Oct 2018

Coroners take course in medicolegal investigation

Coroners from across Arkansas are meeting at the Arkansas Law Enforcement Training Academy near Camden this week for a medicolegal investigation course. Among speakers are Saline County Coroner Kevin Cleghorn, president; and Garland County Coroner Stuart ...

Source: Magnolia Reporter
Published: 11 Sep 2018

Medicolegal examination video goes viral, probe ordered

Agra: The video footage made during medicolegal examination of two women at the emergency ward of SN Medical College here that had gone viral on social media has added a new twist to the clash that allegedly broke out between doctors and the women’s ...

Source: Times of India
Published: 21 Apr 2018

Medicolegal Death Investigation and Hospital Patient Safety and Quality Outcomes: A Naturally Synergistic Collaboration

ABSTRACT The role of medicolegal death investigation (MLDI) systems in the assessment of violent deaths (e.g., gunshots, stab wounds, car crashes) is well known. However, the role of MLDI systems in informing healthcare agencies about potential patient ...

Source: LWW Journals
Published: 06 Sep 2016

AI cannot replace diligent bedside assessment

I gained my Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS) 50 years ago. I have an extensive and expanding medicolegal practice. Time and again, the errors being made by a younger generation of medical specialists in many disciplines are due to ...

Source: Financial Times
Published: 15 Oct 2018

Denton County officials honored

In addition to her current role, Carriker also represents the county on the Board of Directors for the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigations and is the chair on their Continuing ...

Source: Plano Star Courier
Published: 10 Oct 2018

Cotter for coroner

He’s been a mortician, a state death investigator and a diplomat for the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators. Cotter has run the office efficiently during a time in which plans have been made to move into a new stand-alone facility.

Source: The Pueblo Chieftain
Published: 04 Oct 2018

Airway Management: Medicolegal Pitfalls

A 4-month-old infant has reactive airway disease, and is in extremis. She is being airlifted from a rural hospital to a regional children's hospital when she sustains a respiratory arrest. There is a physician staffing the helicopter. He successfully ...

Source: LWW Journals
Published: 04 Oct 2017

Helen Salisbury and Elizabeth Swift: Improving gynaecology teaching and assessment

Member of the National Health Action party and on their National Executive Committee. Volunteers occasionally for Medical Justice writing medicolegal reports for victims of torture. Pickard S, Baraitser P, Rymer J, Piper J. Can gynaecology teaching ...

Published: 16 Oct 2018

Letter: Pick Blasdel for county coroner

This year I became a nationally certified death investigator through the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigation. He cares immensely about the professional standards of our career. Dan not only makes sure the work gets done, but that I’m cared ...

Source: Tri-City Herald
Published: 09 Oct 2018

Coroner, challenger present cases

and status as a diplomat of the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators — make him duly qualified to continue as coroner. "I would boil it down to education, training and experience, on many levels," Cotter said. "From the budget to ...

Source: The Pueblo Chieftain
Published: 03 Oct 2018

Coroner’s office seeks to add investigator for opioid-related deaths

20, County Council voted to approve the coroner’s office request to apply for, and if awarded, accept the FY 2018 Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grant Program in the amount of $54,904 to fund a one-year, full-time medicolegal death investigator.

Source: Live 5 News
Published: 03 Oct 2018

Murder of Penn National jockey is probed in next episode of Coroner Hetrick's TV show

utilizing his training as a medicolegal death investigator and forensics consultant. The premiere episode follows the investigation into the stabbing death of Penn National jockey Juan Vives, who arrived at his home in Swatara Township on Dec. 20 ...

Source: The Patriot-News
Published: 04 Oct 2018

Opinion today: Overlooking deglobalisation

I gained my Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS) 50 years ago. I have an extensive and expanding medicolegal practice. Time and again, the errors being made by a younger generation of medical specialists in many disciplines are due to ...

Source: Financial Times
Published: 15 Oct 2018

On Medical Shortlisted for Personal Injury Award 2018

On Medical are delighted to announce we have been shortlisted at the Eclipse Personal Injury Awards 2018. In the running for the Medicolegal Provider of the Year accolade, the On Medical team have worked tirelessly to build on their Tier One status and ...

Source: Bdaily Business Network
Published: 04 Oct 2018

Letter: Outgoing coroner endorses Leach

He has been working at the Benton County Coroner’s Office for the past five years. He has completed over 700 medicolegal death investigations, assisted in autopsies, drawn toxicology samples, collected information and evidence at death scenes ...

Source: Tri-City Herald
Published: 03 Oct 2018

University adds 13 new academic programs

"This study is broadly relevant to medicine, primate conservation, ancient and modern diseases, senescence – and is applied in medicolegal investigations." The diverse minor has been perfected over the past four years, "We are delighted to have the minor ...

Published: 21 Sep 2018

Amar Alwitry: Improving clinical review of incidents and clinician to clinician learning

Competing interests: I am working with NHS Resolutions on developing pathways for learning from medicolegal cases. Jeremy Hunt wished to employ me part time to undertake this work and I hope the new SoS will do similar. I am medicolegal editor for EyeNews.

Published: 05 Oct 2018

Medicolegal meet raises serious questions

"There is no doubt that the doctor-patient relationship has become strained during the last few years.Blame it on doctors becoming more commercial or patients turning to the law at every opportunity, but the relationship has clearly lost its former feeling ...

Source: Times of India
Published: 26 May 2002

Medicolegal neglect? The case for physical activity promotion and Exercise Medicine

Correspondence to Richard Weiler, Specialist Registrar in Sport & Exercise Medicine, Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Homerton Row, London E9 6SR, UK; rweiler{at} Pandemic levels of physical inactivity result in a huge ...

Published: 26 May 2011

BLOG: Plaquenil propels practices

There are varying standards of care across the country for dosing regimens and early detection, and there are certainly medicolegal risks associated with a missed diagnosis. A few years ago, my partners I decided to approach these challenges as an ...

Source: Healio
Published: 06 Sep 2018

CT more accurate than x-rays for detecting rib fractures during child abuse investigations

“Several small observation studies in children have found that chest CT can provide greater accuracy than radiography for fracture detection, potentially aiding medicolegal proceedings in abuse cases; however, to our knowledge, this greater accuracy has ...

Source: Radiology Business
Published: 09 Oct 2018

MS in Forensic Anthropology

The MS in Forensic Anthropology at Boston University School of Medicine is designed to train individuals in the theory, practice, and methods of biological and skeletal anthropology employed by forensic anthropologists in medicolegal death investigations.

Source: Boston University
Published: 16 Jan 2011

Coroner candidates discuss qualifications at forum

Carrigan again highlighted his role as chief deputy coroner, as well as his certification as a medicolegal death investigator. He also works at a local funeral home, he said. “Since Mr. Butterfield passed, throughout the state, different coroners have ...

Source: El Dorado News-Times
Published: 10 Oct 2018