2012 Connecticut General Statutes
Title 52 - Civil Actions
Chapter 925 - Statutory Rights of Action and Defenses
Section 52-555c - Statute of limitations. Actions for loss of consortium re death of spouse contingent upon proof of facts for wrongful death.


CT Gen Stat § 52-555c (2012) What's This?

(a) No action with respect to any claim or cause of action for loss of consortium shall be commenced except within the time within which an action may be commenced with respect to the death of the other spouse in relation to which the action for loss of consortium arises.

(b) Any claim or cause of action for loss of consortium by one spouse arising out of the claim or cause of action for the wrongful death of the other spouse shall be contingent upon proof of facts sufficient to establish recovery for the claim or cause of action for wrongful death. Nothing in sections 52-555a to 52-555d, inclusive, shall limit the assertion of any defenses against the claim or cause of action for loss of consortium that would be available against the claim or cause of action for wrongful death.

(P.A. 89-148, S. 3, 5.)

History: P.A. 89-148 effective October 1, 1989, and applicable to all causes of action arising on or after that date.

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