Future Damages – awarded to an injured party for an injury’s residual or projected effects (i.e. a reduction in a person’s ability to function, expected pain and suffering, loss or impairment of earning capacity, projected medical expenses)

future damages:
(17c)

1. Money awarded to an injured party for an injury’s residual or projected effects, such as those that reduce the person’s ability to function. * Examples are expected pain and suffering, loss or impairment of earning capacity, and projected medical expenses. [1]

1. The consequences of the defendant’s wrongful act to occur in the future, that is, after the commencement of action.  22 Am J2d Damg § 26. [2]

1. A sum of money awarded to a plaintiff as compensation for the consequences of a defendant’s wrongful act that will occur in the future; prospective damages.  EXAMPLE: damages for loss of future earnings. [3]

References:

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[1]: Black’s Law Dictionary Deluxe Tenth Edition by Henry Campbell Black, Editor in Chief Bryan A. Garner. ISBN: 978-0-314-61300-4

[2]: Ballantine’s Law Dictionary with Pronunciations
Third Edition by James A. Ballantine (James Arthur 1871-1949).  Edited by William S. Anderson.  © 1969 by THE LAWYER’S CO-OPERATIVE PUBLISHING COMPANY.  Library of Congress Catalog Card No. 68-30931

[3]: Ballantine’s Law Dictionary Legal Assistant Edition by Jack Ballantine (James Arthur 1871-1949).  Doctored by Jack G. Handler, J.D. © 1994 Delmar by Thomson Learning.  ISBN 0-8273-4874-6.

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