Who’s Afraid of Imaginary Claims? Common Misunderstandings of the Origin of the Action for Pure Psychiatric Injury in Negligence 1888-1943
Law Quarterly Review. 2022 ; Vol. 138. pp. 58-78
26 Pages Posted: 13 Mar 2023
Date Written: January 1, 2022
Discusses, with reference to case law, common misconceptions surrounding the origins and development of the negligence action for pure psychiatric injury between 1888 and 1943, and argues that fear of imaginary or fraudulent claims was not a characteristic of early rulings.
Funding Information: Our research was funded by a British Academy / Leverhulme Trust Small Grant, and we are grateful for this support.
Declaration of Interests: None to declare.
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Goold, Imogen and Kelly, Catherine, Who’s Afraid of Imaginary Claims? Common Misunderstandings of the Origin of the Action for Pure Psychiatric Injury in Negligence 1888-1943 (January 1, 2022). Law Quarterly Review. 2022 ; Vol. 138. pp. 58-78, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4349013 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4349013
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