Valuing life and limb in tort: Scheduling “pain and suffering.”

Bovbjerg, R., Sloan, F. A., & Blumstein, J. F. (1989). Valuing life and limb in tort: Scheduling “pain and suffering.” Northwestern University Law Review, 83, 908-976.

Severity of plaintiff injury on 9-point National Association of Insurance Commissioners scale was strongly and positively associated with damage awards, but substantial variance remained after controlling for injury severity.

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