Is permanent pain considered a permanent injury in Florida?

Posted By on October 11, 2016

In this video, Alan Sackrin answers a question that he has been asked many times before by clients and visitors to this site. If you have questions after watching the video, Alan is available to talk with you now and answer your questions free of charge:

Q: Is permanent pain considered a permanent injury in Florida?

A: The issue of whether or not someone has sustained a permanent injury is a medical decision. It’ll be from testimony from the physicians. The doctors will testify that even if the complaint is only subjective and a subjective complaint is pain, and that the doctor cannot find anything objective to substantiate the pain, nonetheless, some doctors will say the fact that the patient has permanent pain is indicative of some process, some injury and therefore, does constitute a permanent injury.

    At times, the guide to the evaluation of a permanent impairment did consider permanent pain to be a permanent injury. The question that the jury has to answer is, is the pain about which the plaintiff is complaining, is it a real complaint? Because the insurance company’s doctors will always say, and I mean always say, that he or she has found no objective evidence of an injury and therefore, there can’t be a permanent injury because the doctor would find some objective evidence of an injury.

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