Legal Definition of emotional distress
— called also emotional harm, mental anguish, mental distress, mental disturbance, mental suffering— see also outrage, zone of danger
Note: Damages may be recoverable for emotional distress that is caused intentionally or negligently. Recovery for negligent infliction of emotional distress often requires that the plaintiff suffer a physical injury as well.
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