you can join in your spouse’s lawsuit with a loss of consortium claim
What can you do if your spouse is suing for serious injury? Answer: you can sue too! The law in Pennsylvania and throughout the United States- recognizes the sanctity and reality of marriage – when one of you are hurt, you both suffer. The claim is called a loss of consortium claim, that is, the loss of marital affections. This is all inclusive.
For example, it can be as little as a loss of home cooked meals, taking out the trash, or other household assistance. And it can be as deep, emotional, and the loss of sex. It includes everything. Whatever bad stuff is going down because of injury is fair game. The claim also includes medical bills from treating the injury because one spouse often pays all the bills, and carries the insurance.