Opposite Results in Two New York Neck and Back Injury Cases: When and How are Future Pain and Suffering Verdicts Upheld?

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The concept of verdicts for future pain and suffering in injury cases is pretty simple: juries are told that if they believe the evidence shows a plaintiff's injuries or disabilities will continue after the date the verdict is rendered, then the jury must award a reasonable sum of money for the plaintiff's future pain and suffering. The jury is also told to determine the length of time the plaintiff is expected to suffer.

In two recent appeals court cases from New York, opposite results were reached as to the issue of future damages. In one, the jury's refusal to award and future damages was upheld; in the other, the jury's refusal was overturned and a new trial ordered. Both cases involved neck and back injuries.

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Published In: Civil Procedure Updates, Civil Remedies Updates, Personal Injury Updates

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