Volume 17, Issue 2 (April 1972)
Untoward Effects of Exogenous Inhalants on the Lung
This collection of cases is presented for a number of reasons. In several instances no difficult diagnostic pathological problem is posed, although the interrelationship between injury or disease and subsequent litigation is such that the discussion is worthwhile. In several other instances, somewhat perplexing differential diagnostic clinical pathologic problems are presented. In at least one of these cases, the ability to render a diagnosis may have substantially affected the course of the litigation. It is not possible, within the scope of such a presentation, to present all of the medicolegal ramifications which may arise in any given section of the country, but an attempt has been made to delineate, to the practicing pathologist not devoting all of his time to the forensic subspecialty, the nature of most of the common medicolegal ramifications that may arise.