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Masui. 2012 Sep;61(9):981-7.

[Medical accidents and defense activities against criminal investigation--the attorney's point of view].

[Article in Japanese]

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Sadato Goto Law Office, Osaka 530-0055.


Even after the criminal investigation has begun on a medical accident, immediate defense activities can prevent false indictment. On appointing a lawyer, one has to be careful of "conflicts of interests". Defense lawyers try to reconstruct what happened on the scene with the records and the comments of the persons involved. Meanwhile, they try to nail down the medical standards in the particular case by scrutinizing medical bibliography. If they succeed in pointing out to the authorities the possibilities of not guilty verdict, arrest or indictment can be avoided.

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