The assessment of non economic damages associated with personal injury remains a daunting task for courts it is the subject of a longstanding and unresolved debate in legal scholarship as it involves an evaluation of the impact of the immaterial loss incurred for which a satisfactory instrument is currently lacking pain and suffering damages are important for compensating the victim . Even though there is general consensus that pain and suffering damages for personal injuries should primarily be based on the severity and duration of the impairment to health the amounts granted . Title towards a better assessment of pain and suffering damages for personal injuries a proposal based on quality adjusted life years vaia karapanou author karapanou vaia description xvii 243 pages 24 cm. Framework which allows a better assessment of pain and suffering damages in personal injuries than the current legal approach this way such damages can be founded on their true basis that is the impact of the personal injury on the quality of life of the victim2. This book proposes a novel way to assess pain and suffering damages it is based on specialised scientific information regarding the impact of injuries and investigates the positive legal and economic implications that would result from its implementation compared to current approaches
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