Juror Attitudes Regarding Consortium Damages

Juror Attitudes Regarding Consortium Damages

Magnus Research Consultants has been involved in numerous cases in which the spouse of a plaintiff has filed a claim for loss of consortium. Interestingly, the results of our polling of mock jurors in several recent cases have revealed that 52% of mock jurors are generally in favor of awarding consortium damages, while 48% of mock jurors believe consortium damages should not be awarded. During deliberations, the most frequent comment made by mock jurors who oppose consortium damages is, “in sickness and in health…”, indicating that they believe taking care of an injured spouse is a duty that should be uncompensated. Damages for loss of consortium, thus, remains a controversial topic that needs exploring on a case by case basis.

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