The D.C. Court of Appeals has granted an en banc hearing in the case of a man who is seeking the right to sue for emotional damages after he was misdiagnosed with HIV.
The case could give the court a chance to rethink a long-standing precedent in medical malpractice cases, which holds that courts can only grant damages for emotional distress if the plaintiff had been put in a “zone of physical danger.”
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