misadventure


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misadventure

An unintended result of an action, as in an occupation-related “homicide by misadventure”. In medicine, the term has become a euphemism for a therapeutic error, as in a surgical misadventure in which the wrong leg was amputated.

misadventure

Legalese An unintended result of an action, as in an occupation-related 'homicide by misadventure'. See Mistake. Cf Miscall.
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Coroner Huw Medlicott said: "I'm not excluding misadventure, though a narrative verdict has the benefit of a full explanation of the circumstances rather than something rather bald.
The jury had to decide whether Mr Van Mam was killed in an accident or through misadventure.
Wirral coroner Christopher Johnson recorded a verdict of misadventure, and said Mr Dunne died of paracetamol toxicity due to multiple drugs.
A CORONER yesterday recorded a verdict of misadventure into the death of a party-goer who plunged from the roof terrace of a German aristocrat's home following a "gay orgy".
So, granted, Washington is corrupt and debased, and it's entirely possible that political leaders will be distracted by some new scandal or foreign misadventure.
Aernout Mik's video installation Refraction, 2005, which tracks the aftermath of a bus accident in the Romanian countryside, comes closer to naturalism than any of the Dutch artist's earlier moving-image odes to disaster, dislocation, and freakish misadventure.
Trustee Maria Rizzo slams the expenses as "a misadventure that will squander almost a million dollars while our schools are falling apart" (Toronto Star, 11 Jan.
Wiltshire coroner David Masters told the jury it must record a verdict of either death by unlawful killing, death by misadventure or an open verdict.
PROPOSED CHANGES to the medical misadventure provisions in the Injury Prevention, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2001--introduced to Parliament earlier this month--are intended to make them simpler and fairer, and to improve patient safety.
Walter Cronkite, in his November 5 syndicated column, also suggested that the answer to the Iraq dilemma "might well be found in the very place where our misadventure began--in the United Nations.
All Bernice Logan is asking for is that compassion be extended to all victims of this sad misadventure.