Anterior thoracic wall trauma in elderly homicide victims. The "CPR defense".

@article{Sperry1990AnteriorTW,
  title={Anterior thoracic wall trauma in elderly homicide victims. The "CPR defense".},
  author={K L Sperry},
  journal={The American journal of forensic medicine and pathology},
  year={1990},
  volume={11 1},
  pages={50-5}
}
  • K L Sperry
  • Published 1990 in
    The American journal of forensic medicine and…
During the course of medicolegal postmortem examinations, forensic pathologists often encounter the sequelae of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) that was administered by medical and paramedical personnel. A wide variety of CPR-related injuries have been described since the institution nearly 30 years ago of this now common-place emergency technique. The forensic pathologist must be aware of both typical and unusual CPR-related trauma patterns in order to differentiate between injury produced… CONTINUE READING