Loss of Consortium Legal Definition
“What is Loss of Consortium?”
Loss of Consortium
Loss of Consortium legal definition: Loss of consortium refers to the deprivation of the benefits of a family relationship (including affection and sexual relations) due to injuries or death. The term is a comprehensive concept that includes all manner of relations and wellbeing within a marital relationship. The spouse of someone injured or killed in a medical malpractice accident may sue for damages based on the loss of consortium.
Loss of Consortium in Medical Malpractice Cases
In the context of a medical malpractice lawsuit, loss of consortium is generally considered a non-economic damage, meaning it’s not tied to actual financial loss. Even though the loss of consortium does not involve monetary loss, victims and spouses still may be eligible to recover compensation for it.
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