manner of death


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manner of death

The fashion or circumstances that result in death, which are designated either natural or unnatural. Unnatural deaths are designated as accidental, homicidal, suicidal, or, in absence of a determination based on the balance of probabilities of the manner of death, undetermined.

manner of death

Forensic medicine The fashion or circumstances that result in death, which are designated natural or unnatural. See Natural death, Unnatural death. Cf Cause of death.
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24-27) Designation of suicide as the manner of death may be incomplete, because intent cannot always be inferred from the circumstance of death.
In addition to cause of death (disease or injury that initiates the fatal sequence of events), OMI cases are classified in terms of manner of death (circumstances, i.
In most jurisdictions, the manner of death is limited to one of five categories: homicide, suicide, accident, natural and undetermined.
And they said the possible manner of death was 'suspicious.
The cause of death is listed as "extreme prematurity secondary to induced abortion," which is deemed a "natural" manner of death.
Derek Humphry, founder of the Hemlock Society, spoke of his campaign to enable people to choose their time and manner of death.
Manion goes on to say that if cocaine had been considered a significant contributing factor, the manner of death would be classified as "accidental" and not "natural.
Police said the cause and manner of death for the two people whose bodies were found inside the burned home will be determined by a county medical examiner.
6] There was also much uncertainty about the manner of death for injury deaths, as there is no field for such information on the DNF, and doctors often fail to report it in the cause-of-death section.
More studies will be done to try to determine both the cause and manner of death.
His manner of death appears to be cruel, ironic twist of fate.