When a loved one dies, it is never easy. We at the Beattie Law Firm have had to experience the loss through our clients far too many times. When a spouse dies, the widow or widower may not be in the right frame of mind to be thinking about the future. In fact, that may be the furthest thing from his or her mind, as memories of the past flood the daily thoughts.
Iowa law recognizes that the loss of a loved one deserves compensation when that loss is caused by the fault of another. An element of damage that Iowa has developed is called “loss of spousal consortium.”
Spousal consortium refers to the fellowship of a husband and wife and the right of each to the benefits of company, cooperation, affection, the aid of the other in every marital relationship, general usefulness, industry and attention within the home and family.
We at the Beattie Law Firm have experience in analyzing and submitting loss of spousal consortium claims to injury companies and juries. The insurance company attorneys will try to convince a jury that the relationship between husband and wife has no value. We strongly disagree. We advocate for the rights of the family after a tragedy has structure.
If you have questions about a wrongful death claim, or would like to know more about loss of spousal consortium claims, please feel free to contact us. Our door is always open, and we are happy to help.