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Flawed Justice: Limitation Of Parental Remedies For The Loss Of Consortium Of Adult Children, William S. Bailey Jan 2004

Flawed Justice: Limitation Of Parental Remedies For The Loss Of Consortium Of Adult Children, William S. Bailey

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This article presents the inherent contradiction between a parent-child relationship that has steadily evolved from the early 20th Century to the present and the multitude of court decisions on damages that remain studiously ignorant of this shift.

Part I of the article will set forth the common law origins of restrictions on recovery for wrongful death within the context of a shifting view of children from economic units to objects of adoration. Part II will examine the devastating impact that the loss of an adult child has on parents both from their perspectives and from now existing research.

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Actions For Loss Of Consortium In Washington: The Children Are Still Crying, Gino L. Gabrio Jul 1981

Actions For Loss Of Consortium In Washington: The Children Are Still Crying, Gino L. Gabrio

Washington Law Review

This comment examines the reasons advanced by Washington courts to deny children a cause of action for loss of parental consortium when a parent is negligently injured. It discusses the inconsistent positions that courts and legislatures have taken in awarding or refusing to award recovery for loss of consortium by various classes of plaintiffs, and argues that children, like parents and spouses, should also have a separate consortium action. This comment then proposes guidelines for legislation creating a child's consortium action that limits any dangers of permitting children to recover. Finally, this comment concludes that, if the legislature fails to …