Animal Attacks and Injuries

Fatal

T. Kanchan

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Abstract

Injuries sustained following human interaction with animals may be fatal or nonfatal. It is not unusual for medicolegal experts to come across cases of fatal animal attacks, hence the need for up-to-date knowledge on the subject. Human-animal conflict arising due to encroachment into wildlife habitats is one of the main reasons for animal attacks on human beings. Injuries sustained in fatal animal attacks may be either virtually pathognomonic of that animal or nonspecific. This chapter deals with fatal animal attacks on humans and their causation, circumstances surrounding them, injuries sustained, and associated medicolegal aspects.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Forensic and Legal Medicine
Subtitle of host publicationSecond Edition
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Pages148-157
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9780128000557
ISBN (Print)9780128000342
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 04-11-2015
Externally publishedYes

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Kanchan, T. (2015). Animal Attacks and Injuries: Fatal. In Encyclopedia of Forensic and Legal Medicine: Second Edition (pp. 148-157). Elsevier Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-800034-2.00016-1
Kanchan, T. / Animal Attacks and Injuries : Fatal. Encyclopedia of Forensic and Legal Medicine: Second Edition. Elsevier Inc., 2015. pp. 148-157
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