Jane Doe


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Ethics The name assigned to a terminally ill 13-yr-old girl with an irreversible neurologic disorder hospitalised at the Scottish Rite Children’s Medical Center in Atlanta, whose treatment her doctors deemed futile
Forensics A name which may be assigned to an unidentifed female admitted to hospital without identification or an unidentified female decedent

Jane Doe

Emergency medicine A name assigned to a ♀ admitted to an ER without identifying documents. See John Doe Forensic medicine A name for an unidentified decedent ♀. ;. See End-of-life debate.

John Doe

, Jane Doe
1. In law, a fictitious name used when that of the actual defendant is unknown.
2. Name assigned to an unidentified patient (e.g., one admitted to a hospital in a coma) or to an unidentified corpse brought to the hospital for confirmation of death.
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There are also questions about how the diocese behaved after December 2003 when Lucas county prosecutors finally got the Jane Doe letter and reopened the Robinson investigation.
In the wake of the Jane Doe case, the university set out to make itself a model for the nation in preventing rape, investigating rape reports and addressing all the issues that flow from a case, Schill said.
But the federal Department of Health and Human Services is not allowing Jane Doe to leave the shelter where she is living under federal custody in order to get the abortion.
He will also receive the Jane Doe Distinction of Dignity, an award presented to a member of the legal and law enforcement community that has shown a specific dedication to survivors of sexual violence.
In the UO case, Clune wrote that Jane Doe is still a student at the University of Oregon and needs to protect her "privacy, safety, and educational opportunities.
The paper says: "Epstein's purposes in 'lending' Jane Doe with other young girls to powerful people were to ingratiate himself with them for business, personal, political, and financial gain, as well as to obtain potential blackmail information.
Her riveting, inspiring and often hilarious book, The Story of Jane Doe (Random House 2003), documents the story of a woman who refused to be victimized by the court process or by the police.
The attorneys argued that Jane Doe, as she's referred to in court filings, "still has a number of weeks in which she could legally and safely obtain an abortion" and asked for more time for her claim to be adjudicated before the abortion makes the decision irreversible.
Race for Jane, an annual 5K benefiting Jane Doe Advocacy Center, will honor local survivors of sexual violence.
The student, referred to as Jane Doe, filed the federal lawsuit in January against the university and head basketball coach Dana Altman for allegedly violating her federal civil rights by recruiting Brandon Austin, one of the accused players, after he had previously been accused of rape at Providence College in Rhode Island.
But two alleged victims, named as Jane Doe #1 and Jane Doe #2 in court papers, have launched a lawsuit in Florida arguing they should have been made aware of the deal, which granted the pervert a protective order preventing any details of the arrangement being made public.
Jane Doe has to find a missing British agent who has knowledge of the names and addresses of every UK operative in the Middle East.