There is a claim in Mississippi for the intentional infliction of emotional distress. This claim can be made after an individual engages in behavior that is for the purpose causing of and actually causes mental anguish in another person, when this occurs the individual may be subject to the damages found to occur as a result of the act. Many different parts (elements) of this claim must be proven, usually the behavior complained of has to be above and beyond normal behavior and extraordinary. This is determined by comparing how the actions would effect an average person.
If the average person would suffer emotional distress as a result of the action and the action is intentional then there may be a claim for emotional distress. If a person is more sensitive that the normal person then that will be taken into consideration. This is an example of the egg-shell skull doctrine which we will cover later in this blog. If the distress is linked to some other loss or injury it may be found to be greater. Feel free to contact us if you believe you have suffered intentional infliction of emotional distress and would like to discuss this claim.