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LEGAL MEDICINE

Course Syllabus
Atty. Nelson U. Logronio, M.D.
Course Description: Legal Medicine is a one-unit subject. The course deals with Forensic Medicine, Medical Laws
and updates in Medical Jurisprudence.
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Introduction: The Filipino Physician


Medical Act of 1959, Code of Ethics
Liabilities of Physicians
Human Body
Medical Negligence Cases
Medico-legal Aspects of Death
Physical Injuries

Medico-legal Aspects of Physical Injuries

Investigation of Wounds

Physical Injuries in Different Parts of the Body


Gunshot Wounds
Sex Crimes

Reference:
1. Ng, Peter P. Medical Laws and Jurisprudence
2. Solis, Pedro P. (1988). Legal Medicine
3. Solis, Pedro P. (1988). Medical Jurisprudence
Grading: Class Standing 25% + Midterm Exam 35% + Final Exam 40%
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PRACTICE OF MEDICINE
1. PRC vs De Guzman (G.R. No. 144681, June 21, 2004)
2. DECS vs San Diego (GRN 89572, December 21, 1989)
MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE CASES
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Dr. Cantre vs. Go (G.R. No. 160889, April 27, 2007)
4.
Batiquin vs Court of Appeals (GRN 118231, July 5, 1996)
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Fe Lasam vs. Ramolete (G.R. No. 159132, December 18, 2008)
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Rogelio Nogales vs. Capitol Medical Center (G.R. No. 142625, December 19, 2006)
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Professional Services vs. Agana (G.R. No. 126297, February 2, 2010)
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Ramos vs. Court of Appeals (G.R. No. 124354 , April 11, 2002)
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Cereno vs. CA (G.R. No. 167366 September 26, 2012)
10. Jarcia vs. People (G.R. No. 187926 February 15, 2012)
11. Rubi Li vs. Soliman (G.R. No. 165279 June 7 2011)
MEDICAL WITNESS AND EVIDENCE
12. People vs. Alverio (G.R. No. 194259, March 16, 2011)
13. People vs. Domantay (G.R. No. 130612 May 11, 1999)
14. Union Motor vs. NLRC (G.R. No. 159738 December 9, 2004)
15. People vs. Colorado (G.R. No. 200792 November 14, 2012)
16. Atienza vs. Sioson (G.R. No. 177407 February 2011)
17. Custodio vs. Sandiganbayan (G.R. No. 96027-28, March 08, 2005)
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