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Eggshell Skull Rule
A rule that holds a tortfeasor liable for all consequences resulting from a tortious and/or negligent act that led to the injury of another person, regardless of whether the victim was unusually susceptible to harm. The term refers to a hypothetical person with a skull as delicate as the shell of an egg. Under the law, a tortfeasor cannot claim his unawareness of the victim’s skull fragility as a defense for the consequence of the wrongful contact
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This rule is different from the "Eggshell Skull Rule
," which refers to the negligent defendant's responsibility for all aggravated injuries resulting from a preexisting condition.
Choice A describes the "eggshell skull rule
" and is irrelevant here.