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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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Returning a verdict of death by misadventure,she told family members Mr Reynolds "fell into a deep sleep from which he did not wake up".
Recording death by misadventure, Assistant Deputy Coroner, Sam Faulks, said: "Mr Singh was drinking voluntarily however the consequence was not intended." He added that there was no suspicion of foul play, in part because money and possessions were found still on the body..
Today we report how, after an appeal in the High Court, a new ruling has been recorded of death by misadventure.
The coroner recorded verdicts of death by misadventure
Lord Chief Justice Lord Woolf quashed the original verdict of death by misadventure in 2002 and said a new inquest was needed in the interests of justice.
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.
Mr Bradley delivered a verdict of death by misadventure.
At his inquest, a coroner recorded a verdict of death by misadventure.
The jury returned a verdict of death by misadventure taking account of risk factors such as the lack of a seatbelt.
Coroner David Mitford recorded a verdict of death by misadventure but was unable to establish how the methadone got into Mr Elliott's system.
Coroner Andre Rebello recorded death by misadventure
An original inquest was held behind closed doors on the orders of the Home Office and swiftly recorded a verdict of death by misadventure.