Damages for Loss of Consortium Claim Held Not Excessive


Earlier this month, in Fox v. Hayes, No. 08-3736, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit issued a decision of interest to Illinois personal injury attorneys. Although the complaint focused on claims of false arrest arising from the arrest of a father in relation to his 3 year old child’s death, the court also considered the issue of whether the jury verdict which awarded $2.7 million for the wife’s loss of consortium was excessive.

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