manslaughter

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The unlawful, unjustifiable, and/or inexcusable killing of one human by another, under circumstances lacking premeditation, deliberation, and express or implied malice

manslaughter

Forensic medicine The unlawful, unjustifiable, and/or inexcusable, killing of one human by another, under circumstances lacking premeditation, deliberation, and express or implied malice. See Serial killer. Cf Murder.
Manslaughter  
Voluntary That which is committed voluntarily in a heat of passion
Involuntary That which occurs when a person commits an unlawful act that is not felonious or tending to cause great bodily harm, or when a person is committing a lawful act without due caution or requisite skill–eg a surgeon performing an operation while intoxicated, and inadvertently kills another

manslaughter

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A form of homicide in which the killing of another person is not the result of malice. On occasion, health care professionals who have withheld certain forms of treatment have been charged and convicted of manslaughter. Patients also may be charged with manslaughter (e.g., if failure to follow medical advice not to drive an automobile results in a fatal crash).

manslaughter,

n the act of causing the death of another person; categorized as involuntary or voluntary. Involuntary manslaughter indicates that the death occurred during the course of a crime or as a result of negligence, whereas voluntary manslaughter involves a suicide pact, incitement, or diminished respon-sibility.
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It is this area of negligent manslaughter which is most relevant to cases of medical manslaughter.
In Pegios, (28) a dentist, was charged with the gross negligent manslaughter of a 67 year old male patient.
While there are legal differences between the common law approach to negligent manslaughter as demonstrated by Taktak and liability for medical manslaughter in the Code states and territories, Callaghan noted that the degree of negligence required for breaches of the relevant duty provisions in the Western Australian Criminal Code 'be regarded as that set by the common law in cases where negligence amounts to manslaughter'.
Charalambous and Loizides were found guilty of negligent manslaughter due to reckless and dangerous acts, which carries the maximum sentence of four years.
In April of this year a magistrate's court in Athens found Pantazis, Kikkides, Stoimenov and chief British engineer Alan Irwin, guilty of negligent manslaughter, a misdemeanour.
The defendants were found guilty of negligent manslaughter, a misdemeanour.
Last Friday a magistrate's court in Greece found Helios' managing director Demetris Pantazis, flight operations manager Giorgos Kikkides, Bulgarian chief pilot Ianko Stoimenov and chief British engineer Alan Irwin, guilty of negligent manslaughter, a misdemeanour.
The four, Helios' managing director Demetris Pantazis, flight operations manager Giorgos Kikkides, Bulgarian chief pilot Ianko Stoimenov and chief British engineer Alan Irwin, were found guilty of negligent manslaughter, a misdemeanor.
They faced charges of negligent manslaughter, which under Greek law carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison.
They face charges of negligent manslaughter, which under Greek law carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison.
Most of the officials face charges of negligent manslaughter.