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A §1983 plaintiff who establishes a violation of constitutional rights may be awarded compensatory damages for her actual injuries. These damages may include “special damages” for specific “out-of-pocket” pecuniary losses, such as medical expenses, property damage, lost future earnings and loss of earning capacity. General damages include compensation for physical impairment, physical pain and suffering, and mental and emotional distress.
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WHEELING — A couple is suing the Village of Bethlehem alleging village-owned pipes burst and caused them property damage. Zachary Ziegler and Angela Ziegler own property on Hickory Lane in Bethlehem that includes a retaining wall in the backyard and a patio, according to a complaint filed in Ohio Circuit Court.
There are a variety of damages that can be awarded in a personal injury lawsuit. While most are meant to compensate the plaintiff for damages they have suffered as a result of their injury, there are extra damages that can be awarded when a defendant’s behavior is determined to be especially egregious. These are called punitive damages.
Compensatory damages are monetary awards granted to a plaintiff that are intended to compensate them for any loss or injury. Learn more about what compensatory damages are, the types of compensatory damages, and how they differ from punitive damages. Definition and Examples of Compensatory Damages. Compensatory damages are awarded to...