PAIN AND SUFFERING FROM PERSONAL INJURY-WHAT VALUE?
MINNESOTA LAW INCLUDES THE VALUE OF THE PAIN AND SUFFERING THAT THE INJURY VICTIM HAS SUFFERED AS AN ITEM OF COMPENSABLE DAMAGES.
Under Minnesota law, the victim of personal injury from any car accident, or any other traumatic event that results in a personal injury claim, is entitled to recover damages for “pain and suffering”. But how is any pain and suffering claim presented to the liability insurance company-or ultimately to the judge and jury?
THE IMPORTANCE OF PAIN AND SUFFERING HAS BEEN NEGLECTED IN THE PAST.
The American Medical Association has declared that pain and suffering has, in the past, been neglected, stating that,
“After years of neglect, issues of pain assessment and management have captured the attention of both healthcare professionals and the public. Factors that prompted such attention include the high prevalence of pain, continued evidence that pain is undertreated, and a growing awareness of the adverse consequences of an adequately managed pain.”
MEDICAL CARE FOR PAIN MANAGEMENT IS A HUGE PART OF AMERICA’S MEDICAL EXPENSES.
The consequences of pain and suffering are huge. Each year an estimated 25 million Americans experience acute pain due to injury or surgery. It is estimated that 50 million Americans suffer from chronic pain. Chronic pain is recognized as the most common cause of long-term disability. It is estimated that almost 1/3 of all Americans will experience severe chronic pain at sometime during their lifetime.
PAIN AND SUFFERING IS A HUGE SOURCE OF DISABILITY IN THE U.S. WORKFORCE
The American Medical Association has established a method of measuring the disability that a person suffers due to chronic pain. It has established a measurement of Pain Related Impairment (PRI) that can be used to quantify that disability. The lawyers at the Schmidt Salita Law Team commonly use the PRI is evidence to support the personal injury claims of their clients that suffer from front chronic pain due to the injuries sustained in car accidents and other traumatic events.
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