The Kentucky Supreme Rules on Spousal Loss of Consortium
In October 2009, the Kentucky Supreme Court rendered a unamimous decision recognizing spousal loss of consortium in wrongful death cases. The court's decision allows the spouse of a person killed by the negligence of another to seek compensation for the loss of companionship provided by a spouse. Prior to this ruling, Kentucky was one of only four sates that did not recognize spousal loss of consortium in wrongful death cases.
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