Pain and Suffering Damages

A plaintiff is entitled to compensatory damages for physical pain and mental suffering that accompany or otherwise result from physical injury. (Capelouto v. Kaiser Foundation Hospitals (1972) 7 Cal.3d 889, 893.) These injuries constitute the principal elements of tort personal injury damage, and an award failing to compensate an injured plaintiff where pain and suffering was present is inadequate as a matter of law. (Id.)

Pain and suffering is a unitary concept, encompassing all the physical discomfort and emotional trauma occasioned by an injury. (Id.) A plaintiff is entitled to compensatory damages for all physical pain suffered and also for all resulting “fright, nervousness, grief, anxiety, worry, mortification, shock, humiliation, indignity, embarrassment, apprehension, terror or ordeal.” (Id.; Potter v. Firestone Tire & Rubber Co. (1993) 6 Cal.4th 965, 981.)

The absence of medical bills or medical testimony will not foreclose a recovery for pain and suffering. (Hilliard v. A. H. Robins Co. (1983) 148 Cal.App.3d 374, 413.) Indeed, even in the absence of any explicit evidence showing pain, the jury may infer pain, if the injury is such that the jury in its common experience knows it is normally accompanied by pain. (Id.)

There is no standard for determining general damages. (Civ. Code of Proc., § 3359.) In fact, “no expert may supply a formula for computing the value of life and, by extrapolation, the value of the loss of enjoyment of life. That calculation, at present, must be left to the sound discretion of the jury.” (Loth v. Truck-A-Way Corp. (1998) 60 Cal.App.4th 768.)

“Pain and suffering are not subject to precise measurement by any scale, and their translation into money damages is peculiarly the function of the trier of the facts.” (Singer v. Superior Court (1999) 70 Cal.App.4th 1315, 1320 [quoting Walker v. Superior Court, supra, 53 Cal.3d at p. 269].) “Translating pain and anguish into dollars can, at best, be only an arbitrary allowance, and not a process of measurement, and consequently the judge can, in his instructions, give the jury no standard to go by; he can only tell them to allow such amount as in their discretion they may consider reasonable.... The chief reliance for reaching reasonable results in attempting to value suffering in terms of money must be the restraint and common sense of the jury.” (Loth v. Truck-A-Way Corp. (1998) 60 Cal.App.4th 757, 764.) The only guideline is “a reasonable amount based on the evidence and your common sense.” (Greater Westchester Homeowners Ass'n v. City of Los Angeles (1979) 26 Cal.3d 86, 103; Corenbaum v. Lampkin (2013) 215 Cal.App.4th 1308, 1332.)

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Complaint - Case Management Conference

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Complaint - Case Management Conference

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First Amended Complaint - Amended Complaint

history of a serious medical condition so that they would not have to pay O'Brien full lifetime 2 retirement benefit or medical coverage. O'Brien was the most senior analyst at the time of her termination. She was also the 4 oldest analyst and had the highest salary of any analyst employed. Following O'Brien's termination

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CM-110 ATTORNEY OR PARTY WITHOUT ATTORNEY (Name, Slate Bar number, and address): FOR COURT USE ONLY JAMES B. BERGLUND SBN 70145 FF __Superior Court of Caifomia f= Attomey at Law County of Butte 1453 Downer Street, Ste. B, Oroville, CA 95965 | | TELEPHONE NO: 530/532-1099 FAX NO. (Option 530/532-1002 L L E-MAIL ADDRESS (Optional) E E ATTORNEY FOR (Namo): Plaintiff, ALEXANDRA AUGUST SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF BUTTE D Flener, D street appress: 1775 Concord Avenue By LO ae

Civil Minutes - Case Management Conference

CM-110 ATTORNEY OR PARTY WITHOUT ATTORNEY (Name, Slate Bar number, and address): FOR COURT USE ONLY JAMES B. BERGLUND SBN 70145 FF __Superior Court of Caifomia f= Attomey at Law County of Butte 1453 Downer Street, Ste. B, Oroville, CA 95965 | | TELEPHONE NO: 530/532-1099 FAX NO. (Option 530/532-1002 L L E-MAIL ADDRESS (Optional) E E ATTORNEY FOR (Namo): Plaintiff, ALEXANDRA AUGUST SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF BUTTE D Flener, D street appress: 1775 Concord Avenue By LO ae

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Plaintiff's Case Management Statement - Case Management Statement

CM-110 ATTORNEY OR PARTY WITHOUT ATTORNEY (Name, Slate Bar number, and address): FOR COURT USE ONLY JAMES B. BERGLUND SBN 70145 FF __Superior Court of Caifomia f= Attomey at Law County of Butte 1453 Downer Street, Ste. B, Oroville, CA 95965 | | TELEPHONE NO: 530/532-1099 FAX NO. (Option 530/532-1002 L L E-MAIL ADDRESS (Optional) E E ATTORNEY FOR (Namo): Plaintiff, ALEXANDRA AUGUST SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF BUTTE D Flener, D street appress: 1775 Concord Avenue By LO ae

Complaint - Case Management Conference

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Case Management Statement - Case Management Conference Statement

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Complaint - Case Management Conference

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