Medico legal cases are essential component of medical practice and comprise most important constituent of emergencies.3 A medico legal case is a case of injury or illness where the attending doctor after obtaining history and examining the patient, considers that some investigation by law enforcement agencies is essential to establish and secure responsibility for the case.4 Medico legal cases form a major component of emergencies brought to casualty department
of all teaching hospitals, which is mainstay to deal with all such cases.5 The provision of legal and medical services to such cases constitutes substantial proportion of workload in these hospitals.5,6
I was able to witness at first hand the traumas and emergencies experienced daily by casualty departments
, and medical assessment units.
(6) This huge patient load affects the quality of care in the hospital casualty department
and increases their staff workload.
He added that an emergency case is defined as a life-threatening condition and only such cases should be received at the Paediatric Casualty Department
About 200 residents packed out the Birmingham Mail's A&E Debate to highlight plans to stop all emergency surgery at City Hospital casualty department
Neil Halford, a consultant in the QE casualty department
was on duty when Lawrence Steel arrived.
Health chiefs want to shut one casualty department
at either Monklands or Hairmyres in East Kilbride, health minister Andy Kerr's constituency.
From today all casualties will be taken to James Cook University Hospital's new casualty department
on Marton Road.
Just how the nurse is supposed to decide whether the man pinning her to the floor of the casualty department
is a yob or a patient who has lost his anti-depressants remains a mystery.
At the entrance end on the ground floor is the administration, and opposite at the west end the casualty department
with its own drive for ambulances.
According to the schedule, Commissioner would visit Victoria Hospital casualty department
at 10: 00 AM, Urology department at 10: 30 AM and Cardiology department at 11: 00 AM.
Three children identified as Humera, Saba and Anila along with their teacher Shahid Khokhar received severe injuries and were transported to the casualty department
of Chandka Medical College Teaching Hospital.