Pain and Suffering Legal Definition

What is Pain and Suffering?” 

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  • Pain and Suffering

Pain and Suffering legal definition: Pain & suffering refers to the physical discomfort and emotional distress that a victim experiences due to a medical malpractice or personal injury incident that is compensable as non-economic damages. Pain and suffering can include:

  • Physical pain or discomfort
  • Emotional trauma
  • Anguish
  • Inconvenience

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Pain and Suffering in Medical Malpractice Cases

In a medical malpractice lawsuit, it can be hard to determine an exact dollar amount for what you may be eligible to receive for pain & suffering because they are subjective damages. On top of this, many states have different laws regarding non-economic damages in medical malpractice cases. If you feel you deserve compensation for pain & suffering you endured at the hands of a negligent practitioner, don’t hesitate to contact a Pittsburgh medical malpractice lawyer today to review your case: 800-392-4529




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