Kanwal Kumar, Haresh Chand, Saeed Ahmed Shaikh, Ghulam Qadir Kheri, Khurshid Ahmed Abbasi, Riaz Ahmed Shaikh.
Spectrum of Medicolegal Cases in Physical Injury at Chandka Medical College, Larkana, Pakistan.
Pak J Med Health Sci Jan ;6(4):901-4.
Objective: To evaluate the profile of medico-legal cases and create awareness among persons towards traumatic casualties in the perspective of lowering these incidences in future. Material and methods: - A two years retrospective study from July 2010 to June 2012 was done in the department of Forensic Medicine & Community Medicine Chandka Medical College, Larkana from the record of injured persons who attended the A&E Deptt. Chandka Medical College, Larkana. Results: Of all injured persons admitted in A&E Department, 7.52% cases were of physical injury, males were affected about three times more as compared to females. The most prone age groups were from 16–45 years (64.18%). Majority of cases were accidental (51.42%) while attempted suicide was observed only in 0.9% cases. Conclusion: Accidents are the leading causes followed by assault in a male from 16-45 years of life.
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