Louisiana Personal Injury Law: Loss of Consortium

Loss of consortium is the term which the law uses to describe the loss of love, companionship, comfort and services which a family member might have provided if she had not been injured. You may consider the following factors in making this determination: loss of love and affection, loss of companionship and moral support, plaintiff’s decreased ability to perform household services, decreased aid and assistance from plaintiff in the family unit, and a loss of felicity or overall contentment and happiness. Ferrell v. Fireman’s Fund Ins. Co., 696 So.2d 569, 572 (La.1997).

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