Egg shell skull principle

  1. This is a rule applicable in the recovery of damages by the plaintiff.
  2. It is to the effect that the defendant must take the victim as he finds him.
  3. Simply put, the defendant cannot allege that the victim would have suffered no injury or less injury but for his unusually thin skill or weak heart.
  4. This is the case in circumstances in which the plaintiffs injury is aggravated by a combination of his abnormality and some external force which forseably and naturally intervenes after the accident.
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