Roxe v Ford: HL 1937

A plaintiff is entitled to damages for the tortious shortening of his expectation of life whether or not he knew that this expectation had been curtailed.

[1937] AC 836
England and Wales
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CitedBenham v Gambling HL 1941
The injured person was a child of two and a half. He was unconscious from the moment of the accident until his death, which occurred later on the same day. He had acquired at the time of injury a cause of action for loss of expectation of life.

Updated: 20 November 2021; Ref: scu.653961