emotional distress

Definition of "emotional distress"
  1. Distress or suffering caused by the deliberate or negligent actions of another, leading to potential damage claims in a lawsuit. It was traditionally tied to physical injuries, but some courts now acknowledge claims for emotional distress without physical contact
How to use "emotional distress" in a sentence
  1. She filed a lawsuit claiming emotional distress after the constant harassment at her workplace.
  2. They sued the construction company for emotional distress arising from the loud noises at all hours.
  3. After a traumatic incident caused by negligence, he sought counseling for emotional distress.

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