Electrical trauma in forensic against

Electrical trauma is most often the result of an accident or injury. Cases of suicide or murder by means of electric current are rare. The most reliable sign of action of electric current on the body are Electrometry, which are formed in the place of contact of the body with the current-carrying the subject; they are often on the hands (so they must be particularly careful to see) and in the place of current output, usually in feet; there is also damage to the soles of shoes. Electrometry can be in the form of bruises, bladder, burn with metallized fabrics of a current-carrying metal object. In the absence of electromatic (which, according to different authors, is found in the 10-12% of cases of a fatal electrical shock) to establish the cause of death from electric shock can be difficult. In such cases particular attention to the circumstances of the incident, except during the autopsy of other causes of death, as well as histological, judicial-chemical and spectrographic studies of the skin, similar in appearance to Electrometry, in order to identify the characteristic changes of the skin and its metallization that will allow you to set Electrometry.
In persons, survivors, as a consequence of electric shock can occur cicatrical changes of skin after burns, mental disorders, nervous disorders, endocrine and autonomic disorders, functional disorders of hearing, speech, etc. These lesions are sometimes the cause for civil actions, in connection with what may be a forensic examination.
If you suspect a lightning stroke the medical examiner must establish whether the death was exactly from lightning. Signs lightning extensive burns; on the skin figures lightning - branching red stripe. Occasionally - off parts of the body; on the surrounding objects may contain traces the actions of the lightning, and the clothing of the corpse can be burnt and torn; metallic objects (buttons, coins, watches) on the edges melted.