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What are the different types of “emotional damages” the Courts recognize?

Posted by Steve Vondran | Jan 09, 2016 | 0 Comments


Types of emotional damages a Plaintiff or Cross-Defendant may seek recovery of damages for in a lawsuit

Here is a list of many of the different types of emotional harms that can lead to money damages in a lawsuit.  For our Clients, please print this out and identify which apply to you.  We will need to document and provide evidence of these damages, but do not hesitate to identify which of these you are feeling.

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Inconvenience
  • Forced career changes from field that you loved
  • Dramatic weight gain / weight loss
  • Dispair
  • Stomach problems (nausea, diarrhea, cramps, exacerbation of Crohn's disease
  • Invasion of privacy (300k using prayer rug to clean Said v. Northeast Security)
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Hurt feelings (ex. California Right of Publicity case)
  • Fear
  • Isolation
  • Intimidation
  • Feeling unsafe (forced to move, for example into a homeless shelter)
  • Terror
  • Feelings of demoralization
  • Extreme upset
  • Mental trauma
  • Sleeplessness
  • Loss of consortium
  • Emotional distress
  • Feelings of hopelessness
  • Shock
  • Humiliation (ex. by jokes, insults, degrading treatment)
  • Embarrassment
  • Stress (fear of making a mistake at work)
  • Loss of trust in mankind
  • Injury to self-esteem (feeling discriminated against)
  • Doubts of self-worth
  • Mental strain
  • Feeling irritable
  • Crying (for example crying on the witness stand)
  • Psychological injury
  • Feeling ashamed
  • Nervous breakdown
  • Constant headaches or migraines
  • Forced high blood pressure
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Loss of sexual appetite
  • Impairment of personal relationships
  • Frustration
  • Loneliness
  • Worry

Obviously this is not an exclusive list but should give you ideas.  For our clients, if you are experiencing any other symptoms, please let us know.

Contact our litigation law firm

If you have suffered a serious mental, emotional, or physical injury through the tortious, intentional, or negligent acts of another person, manager, company or due to a personal injury, contact one of our litigation lawyers to discuss your case.  We handle a wide variety of legal disputes including business, real estate, right of publicity, privacy disputes, defamation, personal injury and other disputes.  Some cases can be taken on a contingency or hybrid fee basis. 

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