Secondary victimization of traffic accident victims: getting buried without the declaration of forensic case and without having performed autopsy

BACKGROUND: In this study, it was aimed to analyze the cases of traffic accident related deaths, buried without performing autopsy, in order to increase awareness of the physicians about declaration liability of forensic cases and also emphasize the declaration of the forensic case and autopsy importance. METHODS: In the First Specialization Board of Council of Forensic Medicine, 542 cases of death, reported between the years 2004-2008, who were involved in traffic accidents and buried without an autopsy performed, were evaluated retrospectively. RESULTS: It was found that 69.4% of the cases (n=376) were males, whereas % 30.6 (n=166) were females; mean age was 58.5 +/- 20.9 (range, 3-98 years). Age 61 and above was the most frequent age group with 301 cases (55.5%). Of the cases, 336 (62.0%) had died in hospital, 241 (44.5%) had died in 1-12 months following the accident and medico-legal corpse examination was performed only in 123 (22.9%) cases. Three hundred fourty-four (63.5%) of the cases were not reported as forensic cases and death certificate was signed by any physician other than medical examiner without being declared as a legal case. According to the decisions of Board, since an autopsy was not duly performed, the cause of death could not be determined for 95 cases (17.5%) and for 57 cases (10.5%), it was not possible to determine whether there was causality between the accident and death. DISCUSSION: Our findings emphasize the importance of declaration of forensic cases and performing autopsy in time in traffic accident victims.

Yazar Erkol, Zerrin
Hekimoglu, Yavuz
Buken, Bora
Sirin, Gozde
Yilmaz, Riza
Akkaya, Harun
Yayın Türü Article
Tek Biçim Adres https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12628/3296
Tek Biçim Adres 10.5505/tjtes.2015.47817
Konu Başlıkları Autopsy
causality relationship
cause of death
corpse examination
decleration of the forensic case
traffic accident
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Dergi Adı ULUSAL TRAVMA VE ACIL CERRAHI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF TRAUMA & EMERGENCY SURGERY
Dergi Cilt Bilgisi 22
Dergi Sayısı 1
Sayfalar 66 - 75
Yayın Yılı 2016
Eser Adı
[dc.title]
Secondary victimization of traffic accident victims: getting buried without the declaration of forensic case and without having performed autopsy
Yazar
[dc.contributor.author]
Erkol, Zerrin
Yazar
[dc.contributor.author]
Hekimoglu, Yavuz
Yazar
[dc.contributor.author]
Buken, Bora
Yazar
[dc.contributor.author]
Sirin, Gozde
Yazar
[dc.contributor.author]
Yilmaz, Riza
Yazar
[dc.contributor.author]
Akkaya, Harun
Yayın Yılı
[dc.date.issued]
2016
Yayıncı
[dc.publisher]
TURKISH ASSOC TRAUMA EMERGENCY SURGERY
Yayın Türü
[dc.type]
article
Özet
[dc.description.abstract]
BACKGROUND: In this study, it was aimed to analyze the cases of traffic accident related deaths, buried without performing autopsy, in order to increase awareness of the physicians about declaration liability of forensic cases and also emphasize the declaration of the forensic case and autopsy importance. METHODS: In the First Specialization Board of Council of Forensic Medicine, 542 cases of death, reported between the years 2004-2008, who were involved in traffic accidents and buried without an autopsy performed, were evaluated retrospectively. RESULTS: It was found that 69.4% of the cases (n=376) were males, whereas % 30.6 (n=166) were females; mean age was 58.5 +/- 20.9 (range, 3-98 years). Age 61 and above was the most frequent age group with 301 cases (55.5%). Of the cases, 336 (62.0%) had died in hospital, 241 (44.5%) had died in 1-12 months following the accident and medico-legal corpse examination was performed only in 123 (22.9%) cases. Three hundred fourty-four (63.5%) of the cases were not reported as forensic cases and death certificate was signed by any physician other than medical examiner without being declared as a legal case. According to the decisions of Board, since an autopsy was not duly performed, the cause of death could not be determined for 95 cases (17.5%) and for 57 cases (10.5%), it was not possible to determine whether there was causality between the accident and death. DISCUSSION: Our findings emphasize the importance of declaration of forensic cases and performing autopsy in time in traffic accident victims.
Açıklama
[dc.description]
WOS: 000369324400012
Açıklama
[dc.description]
PubMed: 27135081
Kayıt Giriş Tarihi
[dc.date.accessioned]
2019-12-23
Açık Erişim Tarihi
[dc.date.available]
2019-12-23
Yayın Dili
[dc.language.iso]
tur
Konu Başlıkları
[dc.subject]
Autopsy
Konu Başlıkları
[dc.subject]
causality relationship
Konu Başlıkları
[dc.subject]
cause of death
Konu Başlıkları
[dc.subject]
corpse examination
Konu Başlıkları
[dc.subject]
decleration of the forensic case
Konu Başlıkları
[dc.subject]
traffic accident
Haklar
[dc.rights]
info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
ISSN
[dc.identifier.issn]
1306-696X
İlk Sayfa Sayısı
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66
Son Sayfa Sayısı
[dc.identifier.endpage]
75
Dergi Adı
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ULUSAL TRAVMA VE ACIL CERRAHI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF TRAUMA & EMERGENCY SURGERY
Dergi Sayısı
[dc.identifier.issue]
1
Dergi Cilt Bilgisi
[dc.identifier.volume]
22
Tek Biçim Adres
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https://dx.doi.org/10.5505/tjtes.2015.47817
Tek Biçim Adres
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https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12628/3296
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