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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'

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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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9) Note that this defence of the lenient view against Dougherty's inference to the best explanation of this case is not committed to these features being sufficient to explain either the wrongfulness of D'Artagnan's deception or even the difference between that deception and deceptions the lenient view sees differently.
81 Under the Vorsatztheorie, consciousness of wrongfulness is an intent element of a crime definition.
of scenarios, they were asked to rate the wrongfulness of a brutal and
92) The addition of a mens rea term ("knew or should have known") is interesting; it suggests that greater blameworthiness and not merely greater wrongfulness is the enhancement's concern, that the focus should be on the offender and not merely his deed.
My egoist might be prepared to quite self consciously avoid doing wrong and believe that it is the wrongfulness of some action that prevents his doing it.
Again, Chalmers and Leverick suggest that prospective offenders are concerned less with the expression of wrongfulness conveyed by the offence label than with the likelihood of enforcement--that is, with the rules that govern exercises of official discretion.
62) All the same, the basis of this wrongfulness remains largely subjective, even though it is connected to the works themselves.
The second set of scenarios concerned three issues: the wrongfulness of accepting money or other things of value as a quid pro quo versus accepting money or other things of value as a mere gift; the wrongfulness of a bribe accepted by a public official versus a bribe accepted by an official of a private company; and the wrongfulness of soliciting or accepting a bribe versus offering or giving a bribe.
Or, in the alternative, is it ever justified by "necessity" so that the wrongfulness of a state's action would be precluded before a court of law such as the ICJ?
The civilian-influenced concept of wrongfulness or unlawfulness in the South African law of delict has been an important basis for judicial reasoning toward wider liability of public authorities.
Ristea, Ion (2011), "Global Accounts of the Wrongfulness of Criminal Behavior," Contemporary Readings in Law and Social Justice 3(1): 110-115.
After raising some worries with these accounts, the author offers an alternative account of global egalitarianism, social egalitarianism, which locates the wrongfulness of global inequalities in their effects on social and political interaction rather than in the unfairness of their source.