Category Archives: forensic pathology
#Forensics: read the difference between hanging vs strangulation. Special focus on the hyoid bone, cartilage, and vertebral fractures.
By Judy Melinek MD One might infer from this lit review, that the Epstein family’s medical expert has gone WAY OUT on a limb. https://www.medpagetoday.com/blogs/working-stiff/83087
Autopsy Offers New Details On the Death of A Guatemalan Migrant Child — Read on http://www.texasmonthly.com/news/autopsy-details-death-guatemalan-migrant-child/amp/ Pathologists reviewing this and other migrant children deaths include @drjudymelinek. Physical and medical neglect of these innocent children is abhorent and are classic human … Continue reading
Forensics: The battle of open access for scientific research papers. UCLA get slapped by mega publisher Elsevier.
The publisher spans the world for science, medicine and some things forensics. It has one open access (i.e. free) journal about forensics. Good for them. This story covers the larger issue of corporate profiteering (over charging) for information that is … Continue reading
This John Hopkins Institute study has a direct connection to inadequate death certification and CDC reporting capabilities. It was published in Tuesday https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/05/03/476636183/death-certificates-undercount-toll-of-medical-errors
Forensics: Mississippi courts stilled inured to junk pathologist opinions : Jeff Havard and the Shaken Baby Myth
Mississippi judges need a refresher course on what “medical scientific certainty” doesn’t mean. They continue to bow down to the opinions of a disgraced, non-certified, self-centered pathologist who still stalks their halls of justice. This court level jurist calls Steven … Continue reading
Surely a circus is in town (South Africa) at this trial with lawyers and esteemed professors of slashes and cuts and lawyers acting as substitute experts at a multiple murder trial. It appears that all in the family had defensive … Continue reading
Another example how weak physical evidence relating to COD, the baby’s prior medical history, the DA and Def atty’s fumblings, a courthouse with cops’ history of witness coercion with wrongful convictions, and a “new statement” from the DA’s pathologist, brings … Continue reading
Spilsbury in his lab. A bunch of stuffed medical shirts demand their respect at all costs to public safety and claim “ipse dixit” expertise to those who submit to their “peer” review. “Disdainers” beware. Respect your betters in science or … Continue reading
New efforts to ID Pearl Harbor victims, the “excitement of delirium” and other Forensic Notes, some strange others tragic.
After a 1947 internment from the battleship Oklahoma, skeletal remains experience new ID attempts. North Carolina has two newly compensated exonerees. 30 years in prison while innocent of murder. Once again, false confessions prove to be largely coerced from vulnerable … Continue reading