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Mullany & Handford's Tort Liability for Psychiatric Damage 2nd ed isbn 9780455222998

Tort Liability for Psychiatric Damage

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ISBN13: 9780455211756
ISBN: 0455211752
New Edition ISBN: 9780455222998
Published: June 1995
Publisher: Thomson Reuters Australia
Country of Publication: Australia
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print



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This work fully explores the issue of nervous shock, one of the most interesting but, so far, neglected areas of torts.;Adopting an international perspective that draws on case law from all the leading common law jurisdictions, it answers key questions such as, for what kinds of mental damage will a claim lie? Who may claim? And in what circumstances? * Draws together developments on a neglected issue * International perspective * Supplies practical answers to legal questions

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Contents:
Recognisable psychiatric damage.
Fundamentals of liability.
Psychiatric damage and general principles of compensation in negligence.
Relationship to accident victim.
Proximity of time and space.
Means of communication.
The need for sudden impact.
The source of the shock.
The susceptible plaintiff.
The statutory liability for psychiatric damage.
Defences.
Assessment of damages.
Intentional acts.