wrongful death

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Death caused by negligence or other wrongful act

wrongful

Forensic medicine An adjective with considerable medico-legal currency, used in several contexts. See Negligence.
Wrongful
Wrongful death An event that is usually regarded as negligent. See Negligence.
 Wrongful birth An event resulting from the failure of a contraceptive or sterilization procedure, eg fallopian tube liagation, failure to diagnose pregnancy, or an unsuccessful attempt to abort a conceptus.
Wrongful life An event in which legal action may be taken by–or on behalf of the baby suffering from a hereditary or congenital defect, eg Down syndrome or other disease, eg rubella, who would not have been born had the parents had the knowledge to opt for an abortion; WL represents either the failure to diagnose in utero a condition that would lead to a major life-long handicap or recognize such a condition in a sibling, allowing a 2º, similarly afflicted, child to be born; the child is the defendant named in a lawsuit initiated to defray the incurred and anticipated medical, nursing and related health expenses; in both WB and WL, the defendant may be liable for support and care of the infant from 'cradle to grave'

wrongful death

Loss of life caused by negligent, illegitimate, or illegal acts.
See also: death
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which would create immunity from suit as a matter of law whenever police respond to an emergency[,]" (14) because neither Pinellas Park nor Kaisner v.
against a sovereign defendant that has waived its immunity from suit as
The IOIA provides that international organizations "shall enjoy the same immunity from suit and every form of judicial process as is enjoyed by foreign governments.
sometimes referred to the States' immunity from suit as 'Eleventh Amendment immunity.
This Act waives the federal government's immunity from suit because of damage to or loss of property or on account of personal injury or death caused by the negligent or wrongful act of any governmental employee while acting within the scope of the employee's office or employment, under circumstances where the United States would be liable to the claimant if it were a private person.
which] preserve[s] absolute state sovereign immunity from suits brought by individuals without a state's consent.
Under the binding terms of the agreement, Gen-Probe will withdraw its patent litigation against Bayer and will grant Bayer immunity from suit with respect to all existing and future Gen-Probe patents for all of Bayer's current nucleic acid diagnostic products.
Under European Communities Order 1997, entitled "Immunities and Privileges of the European Police Office," members of the EU's police force (the Europol) "shall enjoy immunity from suit and legal process in respect of acts, including words written or spoken, done by them in the exercise of their official functions.
The court explained that immunity is not a defense to liability, but immunity from suit, a right that is rendered meaningless if the court permits the case to proceed to trial.
The law regarding the potential liabilities of correctional agencies and their employees, and the degree to which they are protected by various forms of immunity from suit, is complex and, to put it mildly, not always logically consistent.
44 (1996) (holding unconstitutional the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act ("IGRA") because, when acting under Article I, Congress does not possess the constitutional power to abrogate a state's immunity from suit in federal court) (overruling Pennsylvania v.