What is “Loss of Consortium?” NY Medical Malpractice Attorney Gerry Oginski Explains

What is “Loss of Consortium?” NY Medical Malpractice Attorney Gerry Oginski Explains


Do you know what “loss of consortium”
is? You don’t? Come join me, I’ll tell you what it is. Hi. I’m Gerry Oginski. I’m a New York medical malpractice and personal
injury trial attorney practicing law here in the state of New York. Loss of consortium is a way for the spouse
– who has not been injured – to also bring a claim in a lawsuit involving the spouse
who is injured. Now, it’s also known as a “loss of services”
claim here in the state of New York. Now what does that mean? If your spouse suffers an injury – whether
through an accident, through wrongful death, or medical malpractice – the spouse who
is not injured is allowed to bring a claim as well. It means that they now have to do certain
things that they never had to do before whether involves cooking, cleaning, running errands,
taking care of the household or family members. And that’s a significant part of a claim. Typically, a loss of services claim – or
loss of consortium claim – tends to be of lesser value compared to the spouse who actually
suffered the significant injury. Why am I telling you this? I’m telling you this because chances are
you have questions and concerns about your spouse and whether or not they have a valid
case. Plus, you probably also have questions about
whether you, as the spouse, are able to bring a claim as well. To truly answer those questions, the best
thing to do is to pick up the phone and call me. This is what I do every single day. I answer questions just like these. So, I encourage you to pick up the phone. My number is 516-487-8207 or you can reach
me by email at [email protected] I’m Gerry Oginski, here in New York. Thanks for watching.

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