loss of consortium


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loss of consortium

Etymology: ME, lossen, to lose; L, consortionis, companionship
(in law) a claim for damages sought in recompense for the loss of conjugal relations, including society, affection, and assistance, and impairment or loss of sexual relations. Loss of consortium may be charged against a person whose negligence or malfeasance caused injury to the spouse or against a person who caused a marriage to break up.

loss of consortium

A cause of action in tort law due to an impairment in a close personal relationship between 2 persons.
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Derivative claims include claims of parents, guardians, trustees, children, relatives, attorneys, or any other representatives of the patient including claims for loss of services, loss of consortium, expenses, and other similar claims.
Potential jurors with a strong commitment to family may feel that loss of consortium should not be equated with money.
Many courts have traditionally denied recovery in a direct action brought by or for a child for loss of consortium or for interference with parental rights.
The jury awarded $18 million in compensatory damages to Humeston for his heart attack, $2 million to his wife for loss of consortium and $27.
The court noted that the defendant hospital contended that the plaintiff's loss of consortium claim, which was joined to the survivorship/personal injury claim brought by the plaintiff as the personal representative of his wife's estate did not survive her death.
Linda's husband stated a derivative claim for loss of consortium.
Does the fact that the plaintiffs in wrongful death cases are suing the parties responsible for loss of consortium negate liens?
Shore, the husband had a medical malpractice claim, and it was apparent that the wife had suffered a loss of consortium.
Castro and Berke alleging fraud and/or deceit, medical malpractice, and loss of consortium.
A trial lawyer is not completely without resources in proving a loss of consortium claim, but gathering concrete evidence requires diligence and hard work.
The action is for wrongful death, loss of consortium, negligent hiring, negligent retention, negligence, and equitable relief.