Definitions for "Pain and suffering"
A form of compensable injury
An award for past and future physical pain.  To place a monetary value on pain and suffering, the jury considers the nature of the injury, the certainty of future pain, its severity, and how long the plaintiff is likely to be in pain.  Some states allow the jury to assume that if a bodily injury has occurred there has been some pain and suffering and some require that the plaintiff be conscious.
Physical or emotional distress resulting from an injury for which a plaintiff can seek monetary compensation.
Keywords:  palimony