pain and suffering

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The constellation of physical discomfort and distress and mental and emotional trauma recoverable as damages in a lawsuit
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pain and suffering

Psychological distress or discomfort experienced as a result of an injury. Estimates of pain and suffering are used to determine the extent of a patient's award in malpractice cases and the residual disability a patient may have.
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Q. I have been suffering from back pain for the past two months. I have tried several treatments. Any ideas? I don't have a history of back pain. I started to experience pain in my shoulders, neck and upper back about two months ago. Prior to the condition I started to work out with a personal trainer, but I felt good for three months, so the doctor and I don't think there is a connection. I tried many types of massages, chiropractic treatment, and Acupunctures. I also went to an orthopedic MD. The doctor prescribed Arxocia for ten days and another round of Arxocia pills . I still have pain in my shoulders and neck. Any ideas what can I do. The doctor says it's nothing serious and that it's called upper back pain and that it will pass with time. Any ideas to ease the pain and treat this?

A. have you tried naprapathy, check it out, you will be surprised.

Q. i suffer from a really strong lower back pain? how can i ease the pain and treat it correctly?

A. First, take some time, don't do much, take ibuprofen, go on walks and stretch like crazy, three times a day if you can. I stretch at my desk job all the time. Just throw my leg up when I start hurting and stretch the back of my legs. I am a lot more problematic (had a couple of back operations)but that is the basics. Like I have told others. Best way to ultimately tell is by seeing a nurosurgeon or orthopedic and get an MRI. It is spendy but it tells the story. They may say operate but it doesn't mean you have to. They are professionals, find good docs, ask around. Good luck.

Q. My aunty who is suffering from fibromyalgia feels the position of painful tender/trigger points moves. My aunty who is suffering from fibromyalgia feels the position of painful tender points /trigger points moves. The pain moves. For this reason, pain cannot be bound to specific points. Can anybody help?

A. It’s a usual feeling faced by most. Really you will get more help from this community. We recommend you to consider neurophysiology and neuropsychology which can help you to understand the problem and the quality of pathological inference and its central representation.

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LEGAL COMMENTARY: The court noted that the jury awarded the plaintiff the sum of $21,573 (the exact amount of Conley's hospital bill for medical expenses), but "zero dollars for non economic damages." The plaintiff moved for a new trial on damages because the jury had not compensated Conley for pain and suffering. The court rejected the defendant's contention that the jury might not have been persuaded by Conley's daughter's testimony about her mother's suffering in the emergency room during her hospital stay and after her release.
The authors concluded that the type of insurance system had a major effect on the number of claims and duration of symptoms for whiplash injuries and that injured parties recover faster if lavish awards for pain and suffering aren't available.
S1850 and S1902 state that pain and suffering would be capped at $250,000, but depending on extent of injury, can go up to $500,000.
Although the age discrimination caused both personal injury (comparable to pain and suffering) and lost wages, "neither [was] linked to the other." In other words, the amount of back wages recovered was independent of the existence and extent of the personal injury.
Justice Mary Ann McMorrow, writing for the state supreme court, reasoned that although Holston would not have felt the pain of the emergency surgery, "the jury was not required to disregard the other, ample evidence of Holston's pain and suffering. The patient had a misplaced catheter piercing her heart.
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