Irreparable Injury Law and Legal Definition

Irreparable Injury is a loss or harm, which cannot be cured by monetary compensation. An irreparable injury is caused when the injury cannot be cured by any lawful means. For instance, failing to give timely medication to an ailing person may cause irreparable harm to such person’s health. Similarly, polluting a river by dumping poisonous industrial waste may cause irreparable damage to the ecology. In cases where irreparable harm is caused to the plaintiff, courts may order equitable relief. An equitable relief can be in the form of a writ, injunction to prevent further harm, temporary restraining order or any other judicial assistance in the form of f positive action.