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.
The total award was reduced to $1,531,082 when the pain and suffering award was cut to $650,000 under the state's statutory cap.
The section explains why pain and suffering awards initially were not very large or controversial.
In the long term, however, the unpredictability and arbitrariness of pain and suffering awards led to calls for restricting noneconomic damages.
Second, courts recognized that pain and suffering awards were inherently subjective because jurors had no real standard against which to measure them.
Many expected that other states would follow New Jersey's lead and help bring a halt to large pain and suffering awards.
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.