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Referring to intent or an act which the perpetrator knew was wrong, unlawful or criminal


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'

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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When you reach the top of the mountain, I suggest you take a deep breath of fresh air and remember the thousands of innocent victims who are wrongfully murdered every day by people who later claim they were wrongfully convicted.
Sixteen years ago Deskovic was wrongfully convicted of rape and murder and was released about a year ago.
His was a classic case of a young black man wrongfully convicted by an all-white jury.
For example, in a case where a corporation raised millions of dollars through the use of false financial statements, it could be required to disgorge the wrongfully obtained funds and fined an equal, additional amount.
Mr Hill and Mr Armstrong were also wrongfully convicted of a bomb attack in Woolwich.
AN inquest has been opened into the death of Omar John Mattan, right, the son of a Cardiff man wrongfully hanged for murder.
THE mother of Stephen Downing - wrongfully jailed for 28 years for murder - was attacked at her home yesterday.
Actual Innocence by Barry Scheck, Peter Neufeld, and Jim Dwyer explores the science of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) analysis and examines its importance not only as a crime-fighting tool but as a truth-finding tool that has assisted in winning the freedom of dozens of people who were wrongfully convicted of crimes that they never committed.
A jury yesterday cleared singer James Brown of allegations that he sexually harassed and wrongfully fired a female employee.
which China Enterprises claims was wrongfully undermined, resulting in a loss of profits.
Congressman Manzullo described a confrontation with a HCFA representative over hundreds of thousands of dollars that was demanded from a chiropractor who was wrongfully accused of overcharging for patient services.
The court found, inter alia, that the plaintiff did not discover that her child's death was wrongfully caused by the negligence of the defendants until April 1997, when Dr.