Loss of Enjoyment of Life Law and Legal Definition

Loss of enjoyment of life refers to damages claimed on detrimental alterations of a person's life or lifestyle or a person's inability to participate in the activities or pleasures of life that were formerly enjoyed. Since loss of enjoyment of life involves the quality of a person's life, which is inherently speculative and cannot be measured definitively in terms of money, it falls within the definition of general damages.

The loss of gratification of intellectual or physical enjoyment included in the definition of general damages directly results from a person's inability to participate in the activities or pleasures of life that a person formerly enjoyed as set forth in the definition of loss of enjoyment of life. [McGee v. ACandS, Inc., 933 So. 2d 770 (La. 2006)]