Forensic medicine is a science that deals with the application of special medical but also other related sciences of knowledge, as well as experiences, in the assistance of the work of Justice.
The forensic sciences are Deathology, Clinical Forensics, Laboratory Forensics, Forensic Pathology, Forensic Psychiatry, Ballistic Examination, Forensic Toxicology, Forensic Anthropology and Forensic Dentistry.
Forensics also deals with issues of medical liability and ethics, such as the legal principles governing the practice of medicine, the ethical principles governing the practice of medicine, the doctor’s external relations and the doctor’s relations with colleagues. of.
It is the only branch of Medicine that serves at the same time Justice, Prosecution Authorities, Insurance Companies, the interests of the citizen or his family, the public interest and science.
Today, this science has evolved significantly. The prosecution of crime has made tremendous progress and the administration of justice is getting better.
The most basic principle is confidentiality to relatives, to his friendly environment, to other colleagues, to other authorities not related to the case and to the opponents. The Medical Examiner is not a Judge or a Police Officer. The Medical Examiner acts in accordance with the applicable laws, in accordance with his Ethical Principles and in accordance with the Code of Ethics that governs his science.
Claiming compensation due to medical malpractice is challenging and most times daunting for the victim, however it serves a dual purpose: not only the victim can obtain the necessary funds needed to safeguard his health and wellbeing, but also you send an important message to the medical community that negligence and a dangerous environment of treatment should not be tolerated.
It would be important for ‘clinical’ colleagues (doctors) to understand that Forensics is a Science & Art governed by principles, rules and special skills and thus avoids playing the role – of the server – that does not belong to those who have acquired this specialty, which bears his own identity.!
On the other hand, even Judges, but also Law and Insurance companies should mature with this knowledge and belief, that: Legal opinions of medical expertise MUST – MUST be assigned to a Medical Examiner, who is also most competent in this field.