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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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He told the jurors they could reach a verdict of death by misadventure if they found the experiment had unexpectedly gone wrong.
Mr Bradley delivered a verdict of death by misadventure.
At his inquest, a coroner recorded a verdict of death by misadventure.
A CORONER'S court has recorded a verdict of death by misadventure after a man was found dead in a hotel.
Teesside Coroner Michael Sheffield said death was due to morphine toxicity and recorded a verdict of death by misadventure.
Coroner David Mitford recorded a verdict of death by misadventure but was unable to establish how the methadone got into Mr Elliott's system.
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.
An original inquest was held behind closed doors on the orders of the Home Office and swiftly recorded a verdict of death by misadventure.
Mr Maddison's original inquest, which recorded a verdict of death by misadventure, was held in-camera in the interest of national security on the order of the then Home Secretary Sir David Maxwell-Fyfe.
Mrs Field's family were unhappy with her treatment but at an inquest yesterday Coventry coroner David Sarginson cleared the hospital of any wrongdoing and recorded a verdict of death by misadventure.
Coroner Rebecca Cobb recorded a verdict of death by misadventure after hearing how a high level of alcohol had put Bernadette at greater risk of hypothermia.
Coroner Andre Rebello recorded death by misadventure