intentional infliction of emotional distress(redirected from Intentional infliction of mental distress)
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intentional infliction of emotional distressadjective Referring to a civil action against a person who allegedly said or did something so outrageous or insulting to the plaintiff that he or she suffered subsequent emotional damage.
intentional infliction of emotional distress,
Deliberate destruction of a person's peace of mind; a common law tort. The conduct must be outrageous and beyond all bounds of decency; ordinary rude or insulting behavior is not enough. In those rare cases in which a health care provider inflicts intentional distress on a patient, he or she may be held liable for damages in a court of law.