Self-Inflicted Injury


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Related to Self-Inflicted Injury: Self harm, Self abuse, Self mutilation

Self-Inflicted Injury

The deliberate injury of oneself. Self-inflicted injuries may be the result of depression or may be a form of insurance fraud. In any case, many insurers exclude self-inflicted injuries from coverage.
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The most common method of self-inflicted injury for females was poisoning.
Older teens (aged 15-18 years), Asian teens, those with any of 24 comorbid conditions, and those with public or self-pay insurance (compared with private insurance) also had greater odds of self-inflicted injury (ORs of 2.
The results indicate, for example, that women were more likely to be victims of self-inflicted injury than men, and that this tendency was stronger the younger they were and when alcohol was involved.
The supreme court agreed that "this is one reasonable interpretation," but not the only one: "An equally reasonable interpretation is that if a self-inflicted injury results from an illness, treatment for that injury is covered.
According to the majority "the deliberate constriction of one's windpipe with the purpose of depriving the brain of oxygen is an intentionally self-inflicted injury within the meaning of the policy's exclusionary clause.
The policy didn't define "accident" and expressly excluded coverage for "any intentionally self-inflicted injury, suicide or suicide attempt, whether sane or insane.
Overall, self-inflicted injury rates were highest among adolescents and young adults, particularly females.
Even so, awarding megabucks to a smoker for being a dumb so-and-so with a self-inflicted injury seems a bit daft.
In this context 'self-harm' is a term applied to any form of deliberately self-inflicted injury, and could mean cutting with a razor, the most common form of self-harm, but also biting or inflicting burns on the body, or swallowing harmful substances.
Officers should determine the existence of any prior suicide attempts or gestures by the child and consider the possibility that the child has disappeared as a result of a self-inflicted injury.
Road accidents, suicides and self-inflicted injury.
Representatives of the Australian clubs hope to be given permission to open talks with Gascoigne, who is expected to be out of action for six weeks after his latest self-inflicted injury.