Definitions for "Loss of consortium"
A loss of the benefits that one spouse is entitled to receive from the other, including companionship, cooperation, aid, affection, and sexual relations.... Loss of consortium can be recoverable as damages in a personal-injury or wrongful-death action. ( Black's Law Dictionary. 7th edition. Bryan A. Garner, editor-in-chief. St. Paul, Minn.: West Group; 1999.). Back
The inability of one's spouse to have normal marital relations.
Generally, a claim made by one spouse seeking damages for the loss of society, support, and affection of the other spouse because of an injury suffered by that spouse due to the defendant's negligence.