Assault and Battery Causing Serious Injury
G.L. c. 265 § 13A[b][i]
- A person is guilty of assault and battery causing serious injury if the Commonwealth can prove the required elements under intentional or reckless assault and battery, and the following additional element, beyond a reasonable doubt:
- That the touching caused serious bodily injury to the alleged victim.
- Practice Notes
- Serious bodily injury is defined as an injury that involves either permanent disfigurement, a loss or impairment of a bodily function, limb or organ; or a substantial risk of death.