Damages for persistent emotional distress and depression even though it turns out you never contracted the deadly virus? Sure, what have New York hospitals (and those who pay their bills) got to lose? "People enduring an anxiety-filled waiting period to find out if they have contracted the AIDS virus will no longer be limited to receiving damages for only six months of emotional distress," per a ruling of New York's highest court, the Court of Appeals, earlier this month. The NYLJ has more.
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