Medico Legal Cases Laws

Medico Legal Cases and Laws

Medico-Legal Case : can be defined as a case of injury or ailment, etc., in which investigations by the law-enforcing agencies are essential to fix the responsibility regarding the causation of the injury or ailment. In simple language it is a medical case with legal implications for the attending doctor where the attending doctor, after eliciting history and examining the patient, thinks that some investigation by law enforcement agencies is essential . Or a legal case requiring medical expertise when brought by the police for examination.

Medicolegal is something that involves both medical and legal aspects, mainly:. Any case of Injury or ailment where some criminality is involved is called a Medico-Legal Case (MLC)".

Medical law is the branch of law which concerns the prerogatives and responsibilities of medical professionals and the rights of the patient.