Medicolegal evaluation of cases with burn trauma: Accident or physical abuse


Aydogdu H. I. , KIRCI G. S. , Askay M., BAĞCI G., Peksen T. F. , ÖZER E.

BURNS, vol.47, no.4, pp.888-893, 2021 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 47 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.burns.2020.10.005
  • Journal Name: BURNS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus, Academic Search Premier, CAB Abstracts, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.888-893
  • Keywords: Burn, Abuse, Forensic medicine, RETROSPECTIVE ANALYSIS, PSYCHIATRIC-DISORDERS, CHILDHOOD BURN, EPIDEMIOLOGY, INJURIES

Abstract

Introduction and objective: Burns are thermal injuries that may have a wide variety of clinical consequences from simple injuries to mortality. There are many aspects that must be medicolegally addressed in both non-survivors and survivors from burn injuries. The objective of this study was to determine sociodemographic characteristics, injury patterns, treatment requirements and prognoses of patients with burn injuries to evaluate the findings of neglect-abuse and forensic reporting processes. This study also aimed to contribute to the medicolegal classification criteria in respect of the factors that have an effect on the prognosis in the analyses.