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What is 'loss of consortium' and can I pursue such damages as a victim's spouse in North Carolina?

Loss of consortium, per Black's Law Dictionary, refers to the benefits that a person, especially a spouse or intimate partner, is entitled to receive from another, such as companionship, affection, aid and sexual relations.  If your spouse or partner was injured or was killed due to the negligent actions of another party or entity in North Carolina, you could be entitled to loss of consortium damages in a lawsuit.
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