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Hello Lucy,

Sure there would be external signs like broken skin, bruising and swelling on scalp, eyelids and area of injury.

A blunt trauma to head which caused death will almost always have external signs.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Thank you doctor...is broken skin to the scalp/skull almost the case!!

You are very welcome.

Some sort of break of skin (even tiny) would always be present.

Remember patient has died due to head injury. So impact has to be significant to cause brain injury and death. That impact would always cause external head injury signs too.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Thank you so much for your response doctor!! Take care

You are very welcome, Lucy.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Hi doctor,I do apologise but I forgot to add can the local authority tell between a natural fall or assault

A natural fall has other injuries too usually on the limbs and chest.

An assault would have only head / scalp injury.

Usually the difference is circumstantial than the medical evidence.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Thank you doctor.

Very welcome.

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