Intentional Infliction of Emotional Harm
When someone intends to inflict serious emotional distress on another or knew that it was substantially certain to happen and the victim suffered severe debilitating emotional harm.
Emotional harm includes all highly unpleasant mental reactions such as fright, horror, grief, shame, depression, loss of sleep, loss of sexual interest, and increased levels of anxiety.
- Example : Paula went to Dr. Al who advised her that she had herpes and a venereal disease. When Paula returned home, Dr. Al called and said, “Haha it’s a joke.”