Egg Shell Plaintiff

An Egg Shell Plaintiff refers to an individual who may have particular delicate physical condition, such as brittle bones, and may suffer a more serious injury even though the event causing the injuries would not normally result in such a serious ailment with a perfectly healthy individual.  The negligent party is still responsible for any injuries caused because he or she takes the individual as he or she finds him or her, delicate physical conditions and all.

  • Example : An elderly man slipped on a spilled glass of water in a restaurant and broke his leg due to his pre-existing osteoporosis.
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