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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Many dying people go through much pain and suffering because of some illness or disease.
To study the impact of the elimination of payments for pain and suffering in the province's tort-compensation system, Canadian researchers compared the number of whiplash injuries that came to medical attention in the period immediately preceding the change in the law (3,046) to two comparable periods following the change.
Not only was pain seen as negative, but the entire concept of the penitent imitatio christi lost its relevance as society looked to relieve rather than sacralize corporal pain and suffering.