THE MISTAKEN DEFINITION IN FORENSIC
MEDICINE = FALSE DECISION: A CASE REPORT
Zeyfeoglu Y, Ulucay T, Yavuz
MS, Asirdizer M.
13th National Forensic Medicine Days, 8-12 November 2006, Antalya. Panels
and Poster Presentations Book. pp:260-3.
The true definition of lesions in examined patients it is excessively important
in medical science as be as in practice of forensic medicine. But general practitioners and clinicians have usually ignored
to the defining of lesions and clinical findings in patients and the recording of them. Additionally they have described the
lesion as mistake or incomplete. This wrong procedure has hindered to the true making to decision during trying or in the
interpretation of traumatic lesions in medico-legal cases.
In this study, a boy in 9 years old was evaluated for medico-legal analyze.
In hospital where applied after a traffic accident, an ecchymose “smile to railway” was defined on the chest of
him. Consequently, legal officers doubted that the child may expose to a violence or child abuse and they sent him to our
The practitioners may cause to fault decision and false judgment if they ignore
the carefully and detailed examination of a patient and recording of lesions or they have not sufficiently knowledge on this
subject. This case is submitted as an interesting example for it included possibility false decision and judgment.
Keywords: Medico-legal case, mistakenly definition, medico-legal fault,