Criminal Cases: Medical Records

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6. Criminal Cases: Medical records have been used frequently in many criminal cases including the following: - Cases of Assault: to determine the extent of injuries and to prove the assault. - Violent or unexplained death: to confirm that death resulted from natural causes, murder, or accident. - Cases of Sexual assault: to determine the patient condition on admission or during attendance at a hospital and to establish the history of the assault. - Mental competency: to determine the mental condition of a patient.
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