Diaz v. Eli Lilly & Co. 364 Mass. 153 (1973) and 14 Mass. App Ct. 448

Paul R Sugarman

Case Conclusion Date:January 1, 1982

Practice Area:Personal Injury

Outcome:First time in Massachusetts that a husband or wife can have a claim for damages when their spouse is injured.

Description:Landmark case deciding for the first time in Massachusetts that a husband or wife has a claim for damages (loss of consortium) when their spouse is injured by negligence or wrongdoing.