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PNP: Kian not shot at close range

Trampe, the crime laboratory director, pointed out that, contrary to the findings of PAO medicolegal officer Erwin Erfe, there was no gunshot wound in the back. “Based on the report there was no soot or stippling, which means he was shot from a distance ...

Source: Philippine Daily Inquirer
Published: 24 Aug 2017

Medicolegal Death Investigation of Sudden Unexpected Infant Deaths

This review article describes the role of the medicolegal death investigator and medical examiner or coroner (MEC) in the investigations of a sudden unexpected infant death (SUID) beginning with an introduction into the case types that should be ...

Source: Healio
Published: 15 Aug 2017

Solar Eclipse and Opioids

This hybrid course looks at death investigation from a combined perspective of law enforcement and medicolegal death investigations. MLDI online Academy is a Nationally Accredited online training designed to teach all aspects of death investigation and ...

Published: 21 Aug 2017

Updated: Fulton chief medical examiner always on call

“We have also instituted multiple training programs for our investigators under Dr. Gorniak’s leadership, and we are making efforts to get all our investigators certified with the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators, so she has done some ...

Source: Marietta Daily Journal
Published: 25 Aug 2017

Philippines: Murder, torture charges filed against police in killing of teen

An autopsy concluded delos Santos had been shot in the ear and in the back as his killer stood over him. PAO medicolegal officer Erwin Erfe said on Monday all evidence pointed towards “intentional killing.” “There’s no evidence that would back up ...

Source: Asian Correspondent
Published: 25 Aug 2017

South Africa: Mediation Could Ease SA's Medico-Legal Woes but It's No Quick Fix

By March 2016, medicolegal claims lodged against the health department in the past five years amounted to more than R37-billion, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi told the news service in June. The minister's statement came just months after he resolved ...

Source: AllAfrica
Published: 25 Aug 2017

Orleans Parish Jeff Rouse drops out of race

Improved the death investigation process by creating a full team of medicolegal death investigators 2. Intervened in our City’s mental health crisis by exercising our power to commit individuals with severe mental health illnesses to institutions for ...

Source: Fox 8 WVUE-TV
Published: 25 Aug 2017

Jeffrey Rouse opts out of Orleans coroner’s race; Dwight McKenna to be first black coroner

Rouse touted the following achievements during his one term as coroner: Improved the death investigation process by creating a full team of medicolegal death investigators. Intervened in the city’s mental health crisis by exercising power to commit ...

Source: WGNO
Published: 24 Aug 2017

PDEA, police: We value life

All evidence point to “intentional killing” of the teenager during an antidrug operation on Wednesday in Caloocan City, said PAO medicolegal officer Erwin Erfe. “There’s no evidence that would back up [the policemen’s story] that he fought back.

Published: 22 Aug 2017

RAH stroke scandal deepens with Stroke Unit boss told a specialist on call when he was actually on a fishing holiday in Victor Harbor

Dr Klenig’s emails also state: “The current situation puts SA Health at extreme medicolegal risk and would be indefensible in the media.” Dr Klenig said he felt the RAH should have had a third INR, as recommended by a review two years earlier ...

Source: Adelaide Now
Published: 04 Aug 2017

Pallavi Bradshaw: How can we harness the enthusiasm of junior doctors?

MPS has long advocated that medical students are taught about and prepared for the increasingly hostile medicolegal and ethical environment in which doctors have to practice. While complaints and claims are now inevitable, good communication with patients ...

Published: 08 Aug 2017

Boley promoted to sergeant with Columbiana Police

In addition to his work on the city police force, Boley is currently serving the county as a forensic investigator for the county coroner’s office and holds nationally recognized credentials through the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators.

Source: Salem News Online
Published: 20 Aug 2017

Jeff Rouse withdraws from coroner’s race, hails McKenna’s election as ‘logical next step’

Improved the death investigation process by creating a full team of medicolegal death investigators 2. Intervened in our City’s mental health crisis by exercising our power to commit individuals with severe mental health illnesses to institutions for ...

Source: Uptown Messenger
Published: 24 Aug 2017

Call to end Duterte's bloody war on drugs after slaying of teenager

Duterte is an avowed supporter of Marcos. PAO medicolegal officer Erwin Erfe said on Monday all evidence pointed towards "intentional killing". More than 2000 others have died in drug-related killings, including attacks by motorcycle-riding masked gunmen.

Source: Amazing Cars
Published: 22 Aug 2017

Bouncebacks: Much ado about nothing?

However, we’re entering a new era of medicine; we are seeing larger patient volumes, increased complexity and enhanced medicolegal fears. This can make it very difficult to find the ‘needle in they haystack’ – making missed diagnoses and ...

Published: 24 Aug 2017

Unions Say Poor Conditions and Staff Shortages Delaying Corpse Retrievals

An email to the NYPD’s press office for comment brought no response. Pay Too Low for MLIs Fitz Reid, the president of Local 768 of District Council 37, represents the Medicolegal Investigators (MLIs) who work for the Office of Chief Medical Examiner.

Source: The Chief
Published: 21 Aug 2017

Extent of medicolegal burden in neurosurgery – An analysis of the National Health Service Litigation Authority Database

These data all serve to demonstrate the large medicolegal burden associated with UK neurosurgical practice. The most frequent and costly cause of successful claims against cranial surgery was delayed diagnosis (29% of total damages). The majority of these ...

Published: 17 Jun 2015

A Side Hustle to Consider–Medicolegal or Insurance Consulting

[Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Wealthy Doc, a long-time physician financial blogger who prefers to remain anonymous. I often get questions about side gigs or side hustles whereby a physician can increase her income and thought this post did a ...

Published: 14 Jun 2017

Tackling medicolegal concerns in PACS: Part 1

September 22, 2015-- NEW YORK CITY - Who really "owns" medical images? And why isn't image compression used more often? These are a few of the questions addressed by Dr. Eliot Siegel in a talk on Monday at the New York Medical Imaging Informatics Symposium ...

Published: 22 Sep 2015

Editorial. Spine professionals must critically examine the impact of medicolegal pressures on delivering care

In their article, “Malpractice litigation following spine surgery,” Daniels and colleagues provide a timely and relevant look at some data surrounding medical malpractice suits involving spine care. 1 After positing that few studies have evaluated the ...

Published: 21 Jul 2017

Medicolegal Investigation Of Death Forensic Entomology Criminology Essay

This essay has been submitted by a student. This is not an example of the work written by our professional essay writers. The study of insects that inhabit decomposing human remains as it relates to the medicolegal investigation of death is commonly known ...

Published: 23 Mar 2015

Declining Clinical Autopsy Rates Versus Increasing Medicolegal Autopsy Rates in Halifax, Nova Scotia: Why the Difference? A Historical Perspective.

The word autopsy is from the Greek, meaning to see for oneself. Along with the terms necropsy (literally, to look at the dead) and postmortem examination (which may include external and/or internal examination), autopsy has come to refer to the systematic ...

Published: 01 Jul 2001

SFR hosts 1st medicolegal meeting

June 20, 2017-- The French Radiology Society (Société Française de Radiologie, SFR) is planning to host its first medicolegal imaging meeting in October. Known as Journée Francophone d'Imagerie Médico-Légale, the 14 October event will be co-sponsored ...

Published: 20 Jun 2017

Medicolegal Implications of mHealth

Will this make taking care of patients easier, or harder? This question has a few specifics: Will it be relevant to patient care or just be another regulatory requirement I need to follow? Will this actually improve patient care or is it something else ...

Published: 18 Oct 2011

Postmortem medicolegal genetic diagnostics also require reporting guidance

Correspondence: Antti Sajantila, E-mail: Finally, medicolegal experts (forensic pathologists or medical examiners) often do not have the means, especially a timely action, to inform relatives. Many of these professionals are not ...

Source: Nature
Published: 03 Dec 2014

How to Avoid Medicolegal Problems

The potential for legal liability causes concern among physicians and influences the practice of medicine. The fear of being sued, however, may be overblown, create a disproportionate emphasis on achieving clinical perfection, and lead to potential ...

Published: 22 Feb 2013

Judges grill Gauteng health

“When a snake, in the form of medical harm, enters your house, you do not bomb the whole house with your children inside; you try to find a better way to rescue your children,” Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi railed in June, describing the medicolegal ...

Source: Mail & Guardian Online
Published: 17 Aug 2017

'There Will be No War on the Korean Peninsula': South Korea

Call to end Duterte's bloody war on drugs after slaying of teenager PAO medicolegal officer Erwin Erfe said on Monday all evidence pointed towards "intentional killing". In the election his campaign focused on a promise to use deadly force to wipe out ...

Published: 22 Aug 2017

A Medicolegal Curriculum for Internal Medicine Residents

* Address correspondence and reprint requests to Dr. Kollas: Assistant Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program, Orlando Regional Healthcare System, 86 W. Underwood St., Suite 102, Orlando, FL 32806. Medicolegal issues play an important role in ...

Published: 25 Dec 2001