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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This exclusion encompasses compensation for pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of consortium, lost earnings, and lost earning capacity.
Castro and Berke alleging fraud and/or deceit, medical malpractice, and loss of consortium.
After Randall, the Fifth Circuit panel denied loss of consortium damages to a spouse of a longshoreman injured 80 miles off the Louisiana coast in Nichols v.
O'Hara's claim for loss of consortium, the defendant physician further argued that a jury need not, as a matter of law, give a pecuniary award for loss of consortium when damages are awarded to an injured patient and none are awarded to the patient's spouse for loss of consortium.
00 for loss of consortium, the physician and his employer moved for a new trial.
Rogers to proceed on her pre- 1969 failure to warn claim regarding the health risks and "addictive qualities" associated with cigarettes, her strict liability and negligence claim for design defect, and her individual claim for loss of consortium, including punitive damages.
Diebold's husband, Robert, filed a claim for loss of consortium.
In addition, the company does not believe that the ridiculously large award of $36 million to the plaintiff's spouse for the loss of consortium can stand on appeal.
Rogers to proceed on her pre-1969 failure to warn claim regarding the health risks and "addictive qualities" associated with cigarettes, her strict liability and negligence claim for design defect, and her individual claim for loss of consortium, including punitive damages.
7 million to compensate 40-year-old Leslie Whiteley and her husband Leonard for her medical expenses, loss of household services, pain and suffering, and his loss of consortium.
8 million in damages and there was a $100,000 loss of consortium award for his wife.