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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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as not to know the nature and quality of the act he was doing; or, if he did know it, that he did not know he was doing what was wrong." (70) The majority of courts interpreting this standard have concluded that "wrongfulness" should be determined using an objective standard.
degree of cross-national consistency on the perceived moral wrongfulness
wrongfulness and harmfulness were good predictors of seriousness.
Having accepted the wrongfulness of his behavior, he has thought often of how he could assure himself and the board that it would not recur.
There were no comments on the ability to appreciate the wrongfulness of the act at the time of the crime (criminal responsibility) in 65 (71.43%) patients.
In this way the perpetrators themselves contribute to reconciliation by acknowledging the wrongfulness of what they have done.
But he was acquitted at an earlier hearing after it was accepted he had a mental disorder at the time and did not "appreciate the wrongfulness of his conduct".
"All of the GCC countries are brotherly to Turkey and we do not accept that any of them be subjected to wrongfulness and injustice.
After explaining his methodology, Nelson opined that, at the time of the offense, Brown "knew what he was doing, but he lacked the capacity because of his mental illness to appreciate the wrongfulness of his actions." He clarified his opinion as follows:<br />"He knows that this is a gun.
According to court records, Baumgartner's attorneys cited her history of schizoaffective disorder, bipolar type, and said she was not able to appreciate the wrongfulness of her conduct when she stabbed Danie Morgan 120 times during an altercation in his apartment.
["Intentional misconduct" means that (defendant) had actual knowledge of the wrongfulness of the conduct and there was a high probability of injury or damage to (claimant) and, despite that knowledge, [he] [she] intentionally pursued that course of conduct, resulting in injury or damage.]
The legislation "acknowledges the wrongfulness and discriminatory effect of past convictions for certain historical sexual offences" by pardoning people convicted of those offences and providing a legal process for convictions to be disregarded.