loss of consortium


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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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My impression is that most first-year torts courses focus almost exclusively on the "privileged" types of injury, omitting extensive discussion of such topics as wrongful death, loss of consortium, and negligent infliction of mental distress.(153) The message is that "real" injuries involve physical harm and loss of property and that we should be more skeptical about the legitimacy or worth of claims of emotional loss or relational injury.
O'Shaughnessy' or 'Plaintiff'), [on behalf] of his three sons, seeks compensation for the loss of consortium that the sons suffered as a result of the serious injuries that Mr.
COURT'S OPINION: The California Court of Appeal affirmed the judgment entered in favor of the defendant physicians, James Lija and Helen Matthews, after the court sustained the defendants' demurrer to plaintiffs' third amended complaint for medical malpractice and loss of consortium. This was based on the statute of limitations.
He said the "loss of consortium" is a legal term that refers to a loss of care, comfort, companionship or support.
Loss of companionship is generally not recognized as a recoverable item of damage, and some courts have compared companionship claims to loss of consortium claims.
Inc.; Maremont Corp.; Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., and Pneumo Abex Corp.: Strict liability, negligence, loss of consortium. Plaintiff alleges defendants' negligence caused Robert Petersen's exposure to asbestos fibers, which led to health consequences.
They sued three vaccine manufacturers--Merck & Co.; Aventis Pasteur, Inc.; and Wyeth, Inc.--and Eli Lilly for their loss of consortium with her.
After four days of deliberation, the jury returned a $43.1 million verdict against one of the cigarette companies, awarding $5.3 million for pain and suffering, $3.5 million for loss of consortium, $4.3 million for wrongful death, and $30 million in punitive damages.
A Virginia lawyer-legislator wants the state to allow a cause of action for loss of consortium. Virginia has long refused to allow a tort plaintiff to recover damages for loss of intimacy with a spouse or related damages.
Ann and her husband, filed suit on June 15, 2009, seeking monetary damages for personal injury and loss of consortium. The defendant did not contest negligence in its answer, and stipulated to its negligence in a pretrial order.
However, the court rejected the fetus' father's claim for loss of consortium and affirmed that portion of the trial court's denial of the claim for consortium.
After a jury trial the jury returned a verdict in favor of Carol in the amount of 1.5 million on her failure to obtain informed consent claim, and for 1.7 million dollars on the loss of consortium claim.