Doing away with inequality in loss of enjoyment of life

Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Damages Calculations: Transatlantic Dialogue

ISBN: 978-1-84855-302-6, eISBN: 978-1-84855-303-3

ISSN: 1569-3759

Publication date: 23 October 2009

Abstract

The United States and European countries have for a long time affirmed non-pecuniary loss as a proper title of damages. On both sides of the Atlantic in the preceding decades, we have witnessed an escalation in the monetary amounts awarded for the non-pecuniary component of damages in cases of personal injury.1 As a result of this escalation, the countries referred to have embarked on a shrill debate in trying to decipher a definition of their concrete notions of non-pecuniary damages2 and on their awarding methods.3

Citation

Comandé, G. (2009), "Doing away with inequality in loss of enjoyment of life", Ward, J.O. and Thornton, R.J. (Ed.) Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Damages Calculations: Transatlantic Dialogue (Contemporary Studies in Economic and Financial Analysis, Vol. 91), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 255-275. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1569-3759(2009)0000091013

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