California Court: Loss-Of-Consortium Claim Arises At Diagnosis, Not Exposure

SAN FRANCISCO - The injury in a loss-of-consortium claim arises from the spouse's loss of the marital relationship, rendering the fact that the couple was not married at the time of the husband's alleged exposure to asbestos irrelevant, a California appeals court held June 13 (Sandra Leonard v. John Crane Inc., No. A133322, Calif. App., 1st Dist., Div. 5).  Subscribers may view the opinion available within the full article.

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