How easy it to sue for intentional infliction of emotional distress or negligent IIE
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Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress is not a particularly easy action to prove, but if the defendant's conduct is bad enough, it's definitely possible.You will need to prove that the defendant purposefully engages in behavior that is intended to and does cause severe mental distress in the plaintiff. the defendant's behavior must be extreme and outrageous. If a person of average temperament would suffer emotional distress because of defendant's actions, then those actions can be considered "outrageous." Second, it must be done intentionally to cause emotional distress or with reckless disregard to such a consideration. Third, it is also helpful if the plaintiff can show other non-emotional damages such as loss of employment or physical damage.Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress is usually limited to the case where plaintiff witnessed defendant's actions and plaintiff suffered severe emotional distress. It is often limited to the plaintiff witnessing a related person getting hurt.Please let me know if I can be of further help.
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