Blog: Emotional Harm as “Bodily Injury” in the Law – and in the Brain

On the US blog Bill of HealthFrancis X. Shen, Professor of Law at University of Minnesota Law School discusses an important development around the legal recognition of emotional harm in post-traumatic stress disorder:

“Earlier this month the Supreme Court of New South Wales ruled that an individual who experienced post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as the result of an airplane crash could recover damages under the Montreal Convention. The case was important because many courts have previously ruled that PTSD, absent any other “bodily injury,” was not covered by the bodily injury provisions of the international agreement.”

To read on go here.

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