Compensatory Damages

May 3rd, 2016

Money awarded by a judge or jury in a civil case is compensatory damages. The purpose of the award is designed to replace what a person has lost and may include compensation for past and future medical bills, past and future lost wages, emotional and psychological damage, pain and suffering, loss of use of the body, permanent scarring and disfigurement, and any other factors that can be proven (see also—economic damages).