Aims and Scope of the Journal



  1. Medical Ethics: Exploration of ethical considerations and dilemmas in medical practice, research, and healthcare delivery.
  2. Legal Medicine: Application of medical knowledge to legal issues, including the determination of cause of death, assessment of injuries, and medical expert testimony in legal cases.
  3. Healthcare Law: Examination of legal issues related to healthcare delivery, including patient rights, informed consent, and medical malpractice.
  4. Bioethics: Discussion of ethical issues arising from advances in medical technology, genetics, and biotechnology.
  5. Patient Rights and Advocacy: Exploration of legal protections and rights afforded to patients and the role of legal mechanisms in safeguarding patient interests.
  6. Forensic Psychiatry: Consideration of mental health issues in the legal context, including assessments of competency and criminal responsibility.
  7. Medical Malpractice: Analysis of legal cases involving alleged negligence or misconduct by healthcare professionals and institutions.
  8. Health Policy and Legislation: Examination of laws and policies affecting healthcare systems, medical research, and public health.
  9. Informed Consent: Discussion of the legal requirements and ethical considerations surrounding informed consent in medical treatments and research.
  10. Medical Privacy and Confidentiality:Exploration of legal protections for patient privacy and confidentiality in healthcare settings.
  11. Law, Technology, and Healthcare:Navigating issues at the intersection of law, technology, and healthcare, such as the legal and ethical implications of digital patient records, telemedicine, and health information systems.


Medico-Legal Update aims to cover a broad range of topics at the intersection of medicine and law. Our aims include:

  1. Knowledge Dissemination:To disseminate high-quality research, reviews,and case studies at the intersection of medicine and law, ensuring that practitioners, researchers, and policymakers stay informed about the latest developments in medico-legal issues.
  2. Professional Development:To provide a resource for the professional development of healthcare providers and legal professionals, offering insights into the ethical, legal, and policy challenges they face.
  3. Interdisciplinary Dialogue:To foster interdisciplinary dialogue and collaboration between medical and legal professionals, promoting mutual understanding and cooperative problem-solving.
  4. Global Perspectives:To incorporate and highlight global perspectives on medico-legal issues, acknowledging and comparing the variations in legal frameworks, healthcare systems, and ethical considerations across different regions and jurisdictions.
  5. Policy Impact: To influence healthcare policy by providing evidence-based research and analyses that can inform legislative and regulatory decisions.
  6. Ethical Discourse: To create a platform for the discussion and debate of ethical issues in medicine, encouraging the development of consensus and best practices.
  7. Ethical Discourse:To create a platform for the discussion and debate of ethical issues in medicine, encouraging the development of consensus and best practices.
  8. Legal Education:To enhance the education of legal professionals in the nuances of medical practice and research, particularly in areas such as medical negligence, patient rights, and forensic medicine.
  9. Patient Rights and Advocacy: To discuss legal aspects of patient rights, informed consent, and the legal obligations of healthcare providers to ensure patient safety and well-being.
  10. Public Awareness:To raise public awareness about medico-legal issues,helping to inform and educate patients and the broader community about their rights and the legal implications of medical care.
  11. Case Documentation:To document and analyze important case reports and legal precedents that have significant implications for both medical and legal practice, serving as a valuable reference for professionals in both fields.
  12. Expert Testimony: To explore and enhance the role of expert testimony in legal proceedings, addressing the challenges and standards for the admissibility and reliability of medical evidence in court