pain and suffering


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pain and suffering

A legal term for the physical and emotional trauma endured by the complainant in a case. Primarily heard in US. We are in court today because of the pain and suffering that Mr. Smith's reckless driving has caused my client.
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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.
The number of English words associated with illness, pain and suffering is huge.
Fortunately for us, we have the eloquent testimony of Boethius, a sixth-century scholar who wrote The Consolation of Philosophy -- a work dealing largely with the purpose of pain and suffering -- while in prison awaiting a traitor's execution on dubious charges.
pain and suffering, emotional distress, harm to reputation, or Other consequential damages) was a primary characteristic of such a broad range.
Terminally ill cancer patients often fear that if their pain and suffering become unbearable conventional pain relief strategies will not be effective.
AB 1226 is intended to make it easier for the average family-care doctor in every community to relieve the pain and suffering of their patients .