forensic medicine

forensic medicine
A branch of medicine that applies medical principles to the investigation of legal matters, especially the investigation of crimes that result in death.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

forensic medicine
The area of medical science that helps solve a legal question using scientific or technical facts. For example, coroners can often determine cause of death.
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

forensic medicine
   research, reports and testimony in court by experts in medical science to assist in determining a legal question. Cause of death is a common issue determined by pathologists who may be coroners or medical examiners.
   See also: forensic

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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