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Ensuring Safe Disposal of Biomedical Waste

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Biomedical waste, also known as healthcare waste, originates from various healthcare facilities like hospitals, clinics, dental offices, laboratories, and veterinary clinics. This waste poses s...

Medical Negligence Is An Offence That Needs To Be Adjudicated Per Exceptions/...

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Medical negligence is an offence that needs to be adjudicated per exceptions/exemptions provisions. Exceptions provide a licensed physician exemption from any liability Causing bodily harm/in...

Challenges Facing Forensic Science in India

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The forensic science system struggles with a multitude of challenges, arising from limited resources, shortage of forensic laboratories and forensic experts, ever increasing number of registere...

Forensic Specialties: A Comprehensive Overview

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Forensic specialties, including pathology, anthropology, and toxicology, provide crucial expertise in legal investigations. While these disciplines provide valuable insights, they face challeng...

Injuries Leading To Non-Bailable Offenses

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When certain severe offenses, like attempted murder (307 IPC) resulting in injury or grievous harm with dangerous means or weapons are involved, or if the injury is caused by acid attack, the o...

Relevancy of DNA: A Test for Paternity (Section 112, Indian Evidence Act)

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One of the golden rules of the Indian Evidence Act is that the best evidence should be presented before the court of law to decide the matter being adjudicated. What evidence may be the best to...

Incised Wounds: Importance in Criminal Investigation

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An incised wound is a cut caused by a sharp-edged object, such as a knife or broken glass. It usually has clean, straight edges with minimal tissue damage, often resembling a surgical or intent...

Forensic Odontology: Role in Police Investigation & Identification

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Forensic odontology falls under the realm of forensic science, a specialized field that uncovers the identity of individuals through their dental records. The discipline delves into the scrutin...

Difference Between Hurt, Wound And Injury

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The terms 'hurt,' 'wound,' and 'injury' are often used interchangeably to describe physical harm or damage to the body, but they have distinct meanings and usage. Describing pain in medical ter...

Tort Reform Needed To Prevent Misuse Of Provisions Of CPA Act For Medical Neg...

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Honorable Supreme Court has explicitly recommended such tort reform. The legislature must act. Supreme Court: There is a need to protect doctors from frivolous or unjust prosecutions in the ...