Non Economic Damages

(redirected from Pain and Suffering Award)
A money sum intended to compensate an injured party or its estate for injuries and losses that are not easily quantified, which covers the family of victims who have died due to medical or other negligence, or severely injured victims
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108) There, the Second Department reduced a pain and suffering award to $2.
132) The Second Department reduced those awards to $2 million for past pain and suffering and $3 million for future pain and suffering, for a total pain and suffering award of $5 million.
5 million each, for a total pain and suffering award of $5 million.
148) Thus, it is unclear why the Second Department affirmed a total pain and suffering award in Nunez of $500,000 more than in Belt, despite the older age of the plaintiff in Nunez.
186) For these conditions, the First Department reduced the past pain and suffering award of $710,000 to $600,000 and a future award of $1 million to $600,000, which indicated that the highest permissible award was $1.
More details must be marshaled before analysis of the proper sustainable value of a pain and suffering award.
Surely, there must come a point where a pain and suffering award stops serving a compensatory function and becomes punitive.
3d Dep't 2005) (affirming pain and suffering award while explicitly acknowledging that the verdict "was in the upper range for" the injury but was not beyond a reasonable range); Medina, 15 Misc.
2d Dep't 2011) (affirming a reduced pain and suffering award with no discussion); Belt v.
1st Dep't 2008) (reducing $400,000 future pain and suffering award to $300,000); Harris v.
The malpractice changes would limit pain and suffering awards to $250,000 per case and give insurers greater protection against punitive damage awards that can sometimes run into the millions of dollars - provisions the White House said were unacceptable.
Pain and suffering awards are usually a multiple of medical bills, which means they create a built-in incentive to perpetrate fraud--i.