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misadventure

Law accidental death not due to crime or negligence
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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 Rebello returned a verdict of death by misadventure, but said he would be sending a copy of the investigation to the National Care Standards Commission, with a view to asking Government to review their rules on care home bandings.
Recording a verdict of death by misadventure, Wirral coroner Christopher Johnson said: "Mr Simms was not fit to be driving the car.
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.
The coroner, Christopher Johnson, recorded a verdict of death by misadventure.
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.
Returning a verdict of death by misadventure, Dublin city coroner Dr Farrell told the family: "The only consolation I can offer is that it was an immediate death.
Teesside Coroner Michael Sheffield said death was due to morphine toxicity and recorded a verdict of death by misadventure.
The coroner recorded verdicts of death by misadventure