Deprivation of the benefits of a family relationship (including affection and sexual relations) due to injuries caused by a tortfeasor. The spouse of someone injured or killed in an accident can sue for damages based on loss of consortium.
Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
A type of legal claim made by a spouse when the other spouse has been injured to a point of being unable to provide the benefits of a family relationship, including intimacy, affection, company, and sexual relations.
Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.
August 19, 2010, 5:19 pm