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[Opinionating errors in forensic medicine].

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Archiwum medycyny sa̧dowej i kryminologii
Publication Date
Volume
60
Issue
2-3
Pages
151–155
Identifiers
PMID: 21520536
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The paper presents selected evident opinionating errors committed by experts in the field of forensic medicine who issued medico-legal opinions in criminal cases, aiming at determining causes of death. The authors analyze the causes of such errors and possibilities of avoiding them, as well as the impact of the said errors on the course of criminal proceedings and the legal position of the suspects or victims. The report emphasizes the potential effect of these opinions on the fate of individuals who have been found suspected or guilty based on such opinions should they be accepted by the court without verification by summoning another expert.

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