When Marital Relations are Affected by an Accident
One of the least discussed, yet most impactful results of injuries sometimes as a result of medical malpractice is the effect on marital relations. If you or your spouse have been severely injured in Orange County and have lost the ability to have normal marital relations, you may be able to obtain compensation for loss of consortium.
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In legal terms, the inability of one’s spouse to have normal marital relations as a result of an injury resulting from an accident is referred to as loss of consortium. This situation can be for a short time or permanent and caused by either physical injury or mental distress. The uninjured spouse who suffers this loss can join in the injured mate’s lawsuit on a claim of loss of consortium.
In Orange County, accidents happen each and every day in hospitals, surgery centers and private medical offices. Many of these accidents result in physical injuries, and some victims sustain injuries so serious that they prevent marital relations. Just as a victim is owed compensation for losses such as physical injuries and pain and suffering, the spouses of victims may also be able to claim the loss of consortium when it is a result of an accident.
If you believe that you or your spouse has suffered from not being able to resume normal marital relations following an accident, you may be entitled to compensation. To learn more about loss of consortium, contact Hodes Milman Liebeck. We can provide you with a free evaluation of your case.
At Hodes Milman & Liebeck, we support the rights of victims throughout Orange County – for everything from cuts and bruises and concussions to loss of consortium, post traumatic stress, and even death. We take each case very seriously, providing our clients with highly skilled attorneys who work directly on cases. We do not simply pass off cases to junior level assistants as many other firms do. We also handle all of our cases on contingency. This means that you will not have to pay an attorney fee unless we recover a settlement on your behalf.
To learn more about loss of consortium and to determine if you have a case, contact Hodes Milman Liebeck today.