What Constitutes Emotional Distress?

Date7/22/2021 7:12:10 AM
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In a personal injury claim, it is sometimes possible to collect damages for infliction of emotional distress as a component of recovery. And while these awards are not uncommon, the keyword here is sometimes, since what constitutes emotional distress from a legal standpoint may be at odds with what the average person considers to be emotional distress. Emotional distress in Hawaii is an independent tort claim that arises when a defendant causes distress to the plaintiff, and that emotional distress manifests in a physical injury. They sometimes see this claim in medical malpractice lawsuits. If you or someone you love has experienced emotional distress due to the actions of a medical professional, contact Kurzban, Kurzban, Tetzeli and Pratt P.A. to speak to their experienced medical malpractice attorney in Hawaii now.

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