The legal cause of action for parents in this type of a situation is called: Loss of Consortium of a Child. Here is a brief overview of the statue that allows for Loss of Consortium of a Child. A cause of action, in legal terms, is the right to bring legal action against another based on a certain set of facts or grounds.
Paul W. Shaw Dale C. Schneider with him for the plaintiffs.
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Compensatory Damages. A plaintiff can be awarded compensatory damages in tort actions, contract actions and in other types of actions. Generally, compensatory damages fall into two main categories — general damages and special damages.
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Hence, the "reciprocal" of KRS The Ky. Court of Appeals refused to extend this right to adult children in Smith v. Vilvarajah, 57 S.
A fire fighter who had already recovered, and will continue to recover, benefits under G. The parents of an adult son had no right to recover for loss of the son's companionship and society consortium through a defendant's negligence, where their son was not dependent on them financially either before or after the accident from which the son's injuries arose. Claims for mental anguish and for nursing and other caring expenses incurred by the plaintiffs in a negligence action, which were not addressed by the defendant on appeal from denial of its motion for summary judgment, were allowed to go forward.