Forensic Medicine and Medical Law in Modern Russia

  • Yu. D. Sergeyev
  • S. V. Erofeev
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The review deals with the current characteristics of organization, management public functions of forensic medical service in the Russian Federation. The authors defined the tasks performed by forensic medical specialists for the healthcare system and law-enforcement agencies. The focus is made on the problem of adverse outcomes of rendering medical aid in Russia. Materials of authors’ own scientific research describing various aspects of patient conflicts – clinical evaluation, forensic medical expertise, juridical qualification – are provided.

The review is concluded by the description of a process of a formation of new branch of law in Russia – medical law.


Criminal Procedure Medical Incident Medical Malpractice Legal Medicine Legal Education 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department for Medical LawThe First Moscow State Medical UniversityMoscowRussia
  2. 2.The Bureau of Forensic MedicineIvanovo State Medical AcademyIvanovoRussia

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