Grisham and the Swansons on the claim for intentional infliction of emotional distress
A party claiming entitlement to damages for an owner's intentional infliction of emotional distress
must show the following established criteria: (1) owner engaged in conduct which exceeded all possible bounds of decency, (2) owner intended to cause distress or knew that his conduct would result in emotional distress
, and (3) victim suffered severe emotional distress
which (4) was caused by owner.
For example, Follette and Cummings reported that psychological treatment of medical patients' emotional distress
resulted in a decline in medical service use, that the decline was maintained after psychotherapeutic treatment was terminated, and that the decline produced savings that were not simply shifts to psychological costs.
The district court said the Washington Product Liability Act prevented Bylsma from suing for emotional distress
damages if he hadn't actually eaten the contaminated food, but the 9th Circuit found that the law was vague and asked the Washington Supreme Court for guidance.
Researchers found that PITA patients experienced less emotional distress
and fewer activity limitations in the first four weeks after surgery compared to electrocautery patients.
The Fund moved for summary judgment on Patrick's claim for emotional distress
He has a history of some emotional distress
,'' Burbank police Officer Brian Matthews said.
ISSUE: In this extraordinary Georgia case, the courts were confronted with the issue of whether or not the parents of a 10 & 1/2 week old fetus were entitled to damages for emotional distress
after a hospital's emergency room nurse left the fetus in the patient's bloody clothing.
The settlement agreement allocated one third of the total payment to back pay, and the remainder to damages for emotional distress
A recent Montana Supreme Court decision for the plaintiff offers hope for people who have suffered severe emotional distress
Awards for nonphysical injuries are excludable only to the extent of amounts paid for medical care that are attributable to emotional distress
Researchers have found that people who suffer from major depression frequently exhibit personality traits such as introversion, a clinging dependency on others, and neuroticism, which is characterized by chronic emotional distress
and a tendency to give up or cope poorly in the face of stressful situations.