Aaron Hernandez’s Fiancee Files Lawsuit; Wants $20M For “Loss of Parental Consortium”
It was just months ago when Aaron Hernandez was found not guilty in his 2012 double-murder trial, before eventually committing suicide just days later in his jail cell.
On Thursday, a shocking revelation was revealed. According to reports, the former New England Patriots tight end was diagnosed with Stage III CTE, which is typically seen in deceased players with a median age of 67.
Because of that diagnosis, Hernandez’s fiancee Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez has filed a lawsuit against the Patriots and the NFL. The family is seeking $20 million in damages for “loss of parental consortium.”
— Bob McGovern (@BobMcGovernJr) September 21, 2017
What does “loss of consortium mean? Wikipedia defines it as the following:
Loss of consortium is a term used in the law of torts that refers to the deprivation of the benefits of a family relationship due to injuries caused by a tortfeasor. Loss of consortium arising from personal injuries was recognized under the English common law.
In a press conference at his law firm, Baez spoke in length about the study’s findings, which were conducted by Boston University.
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