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eggshell skull rule

A Dictionary of Law Enforcement

Graham Gooch,

Michael Williams

eggshell skull rule 

The rule that a tortfeasor or assailant cannot complain if the injuries he has caused turn out to be more serious than expected because his victim suffered from a pre‐existing weakness, such as an unusually thin skull. A tortfeasor or assailant must take his victim as he finds him.