Pain and Suffering


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Pain and Suffering

The physical or mental distress associated with a claim in a lawsuit. A plaintiff may seek compensation for pain and suffering. For example, a person injured in an automobile accident may sue for the cost of medical bills, lost income and an additional amount (determined by the plaintiff) for pain and suffering. See also: Pain and suffering damages.
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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.
Of this we may be certain, however: From the divine perspective, the pain and suffering we are required to endure in this life fulfill higher, eternal purposes.
Terminally ill cancer patients often fear that if their pain and suffering become unbearable conventional pain relief strategies will not be effective.