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Referring to intent or an act which the perpetrator knew was wrong, unlawful or criminal
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Forensic medicine An adjective with considerable medico-legal currency, used in several contexts. See Negligence.
Wrongful death An event that is usually regarded as negligent. See Negligence.
 Wrongful birth An event resulting from the failure of a contraceptive or sterilization procedure, eg fallopian tube liagation, failure to diagnose pregnancy, or an unsuccessful attempt to abort a conceptus.
Wrongful life An event in which legal action may be taken by–or on behalf of the baby suffering from a hereditary or congenital defect, eg Down syndrome or other disease, eg rubella, who would not have been born had the parents had the knowledge to opt for an abortion; WL represents either the failure to diagnose in utero a condition that would lead to a major life-long handicap or recognize such a condition in a sibling, allowing a 2º, similarly afflicted, child to be born; the child is the defendant named in a lawsuit initiated to defray the incurred and anticipated medical, nursing and related health expenses; in both WB and WL, the defendant may be liable for support and care of the infant from 'cradle to grave'
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Patient discussion about wrongful

Q. my legs hurt all the time, what is wrong with them? they ach in the joints and sometimes I get burning needle point pain and the muscles feel like sandpaper

A. There can be a lot of reasons for leg or joint pain, and usually there are not specific problems you can deal with medically. Are you exercising too much? Sometimes stress fractures from running can cause the kind of pain you are describing. Either way you should see someone about this if it is bothering you, either an orthopedic surgeon or a neurologist.

Q. I have missed 2 periods and had my tubes tied. What could be wrong? I went to the doctor and she didnt even do an exam. She said dont worry until I have missed for 6 months.

A. go to enather dr. you have to be shure.

Q. I keep having this bad pain in my abdomin and I think something is wrong with me what could it be

A. it all depends on the symtoms,could be a number of things,if it persists go see a doctor,

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These were but a few strands that gave viewers the impression at the beginning that Wrong No 2 might go somewhere.
When we believe we are faced with only a right or a wrong choice we can get completely stuck with the simplest of decisions.
The CTO asked wardens and field officers to take strict action against wrong parking, adding that wrong parking, one of the main cause of traffic mess on the roads, would not be tolerated.
The system includes 90 cameras above exit ramps on Interstate 17 which will detect drivers who enter the ramps going the wrong way.
Among the first offenders caught as part of the action were two police officials, who were arrested for driving on the wrong side near Zainab Market.
Winning eleven international awards, including the 2015 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy and a 2017 Tony Award for its Broadway transfer, The Play That Goes Wrong continues to play to sold out houses in the West End, whilst enjoying its new status as Broadway's longest running play.
''The killing of drug suspects is wrong, the imprisonment of Sen.
However, I do not believe we can offer a meaningful explanation of why [phi]-ing constitutes a wrong--that draws on the intuitive connection between interests and wrongs--by simply postulating an interest in [phi]'s being wrong. For an interest of X's to help explain why Y may wrong X by [phi]-ing, we must recognize the way in which [phi]-ing will (or at least can) make X's life go worse.
Interior Secretary Ismael Sueno railed at Amnesty International (AI) for always seeing 'wrong' in the government's latest step against narcotics, which involves putting 'drug-free home' stickers on houses cleared by local peace and order bodies.
BUNGLING doctors operated on the wrong part of the body THIRTEEN times in West Midland hospitals in a year, figures have revealed.
Wrong. But then so did David Cameron, George Osborne, the pollsters, and me.