Profile of Medico-legal Cases at JSS Hospital, Mysuru – a Two Year Prospective Study

Authors

  • S.Prasanth Kumaran1 , H.V.Chandrakanth2 , Arun.M3 , Smitha Rani4

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v14i3.10469

Keywords:

Medico-legal case, Medicolegal expert, pattern

Abstract

This Prospective study was conducted to do profiling and analysis of Medico-legal cases attending the JSS

Medical College and Hospital, Mysuru for a period of two years. Total 2033 Medical-legal cases which

were registered during the time period were analysed. Analysing the pattern of such unnatural events, would

provide a vital data for healthcare professionals, civil administrators, investigating agencies of state and

judiciary to devise and implement appropriate and adequate strategies so as to reduce such incidences from

happening. Majority of the cases were RTA, followed by poisoning. Among all the admitted cases, majority

of the cases recovered and discharged. The mortality rate is low among the admitted cases, only 9.9% of

cases were hospital deaths.

Most of the cases occurred during the time period of 12.01pm to 6pm followed by 6.01pm to 12am.

The age group of 21-30 years are the most frequently affected. Majority of the victims were males.

Suicide by hanging is more frequent among females compared to males, despite of predominant male

population among the MLCs.

Author Biography

S.Prasanth Kumaran1 , H.V.Chandrakanth2 , Arun.M3 , Smitha Rani4

1Assistant Professor, Dept of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology , Sri Lakshmi Narayana Institute of Medical

Sciences, Pondicherry, 2 Professor,3 Professor and Head, 4 Assistant Professor, Dept of Forensic Medicine and

Toxicology, JSS Medical College, JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research, Mysore.

Published

2020-07-30

How to Cite

S.Prasanth Kumaran1 , H.V.Chandrakanth2 , Arun.M3 , Smitha Rani4. (2020). Profile of Medico-legal Cases at JSS Hospital, Mysuru – a Two Year Prospective Study. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 14(3), 805-812. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v14i3.10469