Is there a limit to pain and suffering?
How much Can You Sue for Pain and Suffering? In general, there is no limit to the amount you can sue for these damages. However, some states have damage limit caps on these damages. This means there is a limit on this type of damage in a lawsuit.
How is emotional distress calculated?
California doesn’t have a set formula for calculating pain and suffering. In order to recover damages for pain and suffering (including mental distress and other economic damages), the plaintiff must prove that they suffered this harm or are certain to suffer in the future as a result.
Can you sue someone for emotional distress?
Emotional distress damages have been awarded to family members in lawsuits where family members have been affected. This includes medical malpractice, false conviction, wrongful death, and many other cases. If a family member is acting as the victim’s representative, they can sue for emotional distress.