Loss of Consortium
Definition - What does Loss of Consortium mean?
Loss of consortium refers to a legal claim for damages suffered by the family member or spouse of an injured person who sustained an injury or died as a result of the defendant’s intentional or negligent wrongful act. The concept of loss of consortium stems from the fact that because of the defendant’s actions, the plaintiff can no longer provide for his or her spouse or family member with the same love, companionship, affection, comfort, or sexual relations that could once be provided.
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