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  1. pain and sufferingnoun

    A species of damages that one may recover for physical or mental pain that results from a wrong done.


  1. Pain and suffering

    Pain and suffering is the legal term for the physical and emotional stress caused from an injury. Some damages that might be under this category would be: aches, temporary and permanent limitations on activity, potential shortening of life, depression or scarring. When filing a lawsuit as a result of an injury, it is common for someone to seek money both in compensation for actual money that is lost and for the pain and stress associated with virtually any injury. In a suit, pain and suffering is part of the "general damages" section of the claimant's claim, or, alternatively, it is an element of "compensatory" non-economic damages that allows recovery for the mental anguish and/or physical pain endured by the claimant as a result of injury for which the plaintiff seeks redress. Apart from money damages awarded in trial, money damages are also given informally outside the judicial system in mediations, arbitration as well as in routine insurance settlements. Individual claimants or those represented by lawyers often present demands to insurers to settle for money. These demand for bodily injury compensation monies often set out damages that are similarly used in the court litigated pleadings. Demands are usually written summaries of a claimant's medical care and the facts which resulted in the injury.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pain and suffering in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pain and suffering in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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  1. Greg Brown:

    If tenants are back to work and have cash flow again, that may set them up to pay rent in the future, but you still need the relief to pay the arrears, the people who feel this the most are the small owners. Their income is the rental properties they have. They are the folks who are taking the most pain and suffering from the brunt of this experience. That's why we need this assistance.

  2. Brad Edwards:

    Some of them are doing very well, considering, but … it is essentially a life sentence for most of them. It's not pain and suffering that just goes away, even with a verdict like this.

  3. Gil Harrington:

    Every vortex of pain and suffering reverts back to Jesse Matthew, who has caused this and the repercussions of this, they will go through generations of his family just as they will go through our family.

  4. Caroline Heldman:

    My work is very much driven by the fact that we don't live in a meritorious society and some people are more likely to experience pain and suffering than others, a lot of us are very comfortable acknowledging that given certain circumstances, we could be in the same bad situation as someone else. But it's more than that -- it's about seeing yourself in others.

  5. Rene Anand:

    It not only looks like the developing brain, its diverse cell types express nearly all genes like a brain, we’ve struggled for a long time trying to solve complex brain disease problems that cause tremendous pain and suffering. The power of this brain model bodes very well for human health because it gives us better and more relevant options to test and develop therapeutics other than rodents. Rene Anand, who began his quest four years ago, studies the association between nicotinic receptors and central nervous system disorders. He’s hopeful that the lab-grown brain will provide ethical and more rapid and accurate testing of experimental drugs before the clinical trial stage.

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