Loss of Consortium Explained

December 30th, 2018

If you’re thinking of pursuing a compensation claim after the injury or death of a loved one, you may already know that you could be eligible to receive damages for medical bills, lost wages, and funeral costs. But you also may be eligible to receive money for loss of consortium.

Loss of consortium refers to the deprivation of the benefits of a family relationship caused by that person’s disabling injury or death. Those benefits include:

  • Loss of services—Running a household is hard work, and when a spouse or loved one dies or is severely injured, that task may fall on just one person.
  • Loss of support—Marriages and family relationships involve emotional support. Deaths or serious injuries can put that level of support in jeopardy.
  • Loss of quality in the relationship—Injuries can dramatically and permanently change relationships and marriages, making intimacy and day-to-day living more difficult for both parties.

Our Louisiana Injury Lawyers Want to Help

Getting compensation for loss of consortium isn’t always easy. Unlike more immediately tangible losses like medical bills and lost income, the emotional and psychological effects that an injury or death has on a relationship and a family can be difficult to prove or present when preparing a compensation claim.

The Louisiana personal injury lawyers at Dudley DeBosier know how to build strong claims for spouses and other family members when their loved ones are killed or seriously injured, and we know what it takes to win. Call us today for a free consultation to find out how we can help protect your rights to compensation.