Category Archives: Clinical forensic medicine

Queensland cases of serious ADULT sexual assault, violent assault, forensic medicine, forensic evidence, medical evidence – particularly in cases where the victime is still alive.
Includes issues relating to rape kits, SAK (sexual assault kits), genital injuries during assault.
Includes deaths in custody, drugs in custodial context particularly watchhouse environments.
Includes transmission of Hepatitis/HIV/AIDS via skin injuries, spitting etc.
Includes toxicology analysis in suspicious death and driving matters.
Includes examination and treatment of police detainees.
Includes examination and investigation of health care related deaths.

Change laws to exempt unwell doctors from mandatory reporting, say medico-legal experts

(University of Sydney 15 September 2014) Medico-legal experts who are calling for legislative changes exempting doctors from mandatory reporting, say current laws pose a risk to the public because they deter doctors from seeking medical consultations when they most need it.

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Resident shot during home invasion at Crestmead, south of Brisbane

Courier Mail Connor O’Brien 23 September 2014

A WOMAN is on the run after a man was shot south of Brisbane in what is suspected to be a home invasion. The woman, wearing a balaclava, shot a man in the leg during the incident.

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Assault charges to be upgraded

Gold Coast Bulletin Meagan Weymes 22 September 2014

Nathan Sanchez will remain behind bars as police plan to upgrade the charges against him for the alleged brutal bashing of Kane Barry that claimed his life.  Sanchez appeared in the Southport Magistrates Court this morning but his lawyer said police had to analyse the cause of death before the charge was upgraded.

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Assault charge, Bundall

QPS News 22 September 2014

It is alleged that around 12.45pm a man became involved in a physical altercation with another man at a residence in Campbell Street, Bundall.  It will be further alleged during the altercation a 25-year-old man was pushed into a window and received lacerations to his neck and arm.

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Southport bash victim Kane Barry loses fight for life as family make heartbreaking decision to turn his life support off

Gold Coast Bulletin Mackenzie Ravn 22 September 2014

The father-of-one was left fighting for his life after he was allegedly assaulted by a neighbour outside of his home on Margaret St, Southport last week.  Early yesterday morning his family made the heartbreaking decision to switch off his life support after efforts to bring him out of a coma failed.

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Kane Barry is fighting for his life after an alleged brutal fight with a neighbour, but he is remembered as a “hero” by a former neighbour whom he saved from a burning unit

Armed Robbery, Ipswich

QPS News 21 September 2014

Police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred overnight at Connors Street in Ipswich.

Initial information suggests that around 2.45am a taxi driver was approached by three males and a female and was assaulted with a small hammer.  The offenders have stolen cash from the driver before running away.

The driver sustained minor injuries to his face and was treated at the scene.  Investigations are continuing.

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Serious assault charges, Aspley

QPS News 21 September 2014

Police have charged two men following a disturbance at an Aspley caravan park last night.

Police will further allege the man then resisted arrest by lashing out and kicking an officer. A second man has then allegedly become involved and was arrested for obstruction.

It will also be alleged the first man has continued to resist arrest and during the course of his arrest one police officer has received lacerations to his hand and another police officer has been bitten by the man.

The 19-year-old man suffered a knee injury during his arrest and was transported to hospital for treatment.  Two police officers received hospital treatment for their injuries.

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