Last night I was wondering about bruises. You know sometimes you bash yourself but the bruise doesn’t show up until the next day? Well, with post-mortem examinations, is it possible that there are some cases whereby the person has been bruised but it just didn’t show up before their death?
And if so, would a bruise still be able to show up after death? The problem is, there would be no blood flow to raise to the bruise to the surface of the skin. Maybe bruises show up on people more quickly as they die, because there are usually lots of ways to tell if the bruise is post-mortem or before death. I would have to ask a forensic pathologist.
Here are some interesting little articles:
http://www.legalserviceindia.com/medicolegal/bruise.htm < Medico-Legal Significance of Bruising
http://netk.net.au/Articles/Bruising.asp < Medical reports, bruising caused post-mortem