Pre-Existing Relationship Claims

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What does pre-existing relationship claims mean?

pre-existing relationship claims – This is a type of negligent infliction of emotional distress claim where plaintiffs can recover for emotional damages if defendants breach duties with deep and foreseeable emotional risks. Say you hire a morgue which negligently decapitates your dead grandma, or your doctor negligently diagnoses you with stage IV cancer but you don’t actually have cancer.

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