Plaintiffs’ lawyers have a new weapon in their arsenal. The state Supreme Court, in a split decision, has ruled that Connecticut children have the right to sue for loss of consortium in personal injury cases. Previously, only spouses were eligible to collect such damages.
The court, in overturning longtime precedent, reasoned that there was a “unique emotional attachment” between parents and children, and that the grown-ups provide “critically important services” to their offspring.
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