Timing of death of a dead born foetus determined at medico-legal autopsy refuted the allegation of medical negligence

Medico-Legal Journal, Ahead of Print.
The case concerns a dead newborn. The family alleged that his death was due to delay in delivery by the attending doctors. Medico-legal autopsy was performed three days later which showed maceration changes suggestive of the foetus lying dead-in-utero for about 24 h which prima facie refuted the allegation of negligence.

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