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2020 Tennessee Code
Title 29 - Remedies and Special Proceedings
Chapter 39 - Compensation for Economic and Noneconomic Damages
§ 29-39-101. Chapter Definitions
Universal Citation: TN Code § 29-39-101 (2020)
When used in this chapter, the following words, shall have the meanings set forth below, unless the context clearly requires otherwise:
- “Economic damages” means damages, to the extent they are provided by applicable law, for: objectively verifiable pecuniary damages arising from medical expenses and medical care, rehabilitation services, mental health treatment, custodial care, loss of earnings and earning capacity, loss of income, burial costs, loss of use of property, repair or replacement of property, obtaining substitute domestic services, loss of employment, loss of business or employment opportunities, and other objectively verifiable monetary losses;
- “Noneconomic damages” means damages, to the extent they are provided by applicable law, for: physical and emotional pain; suffering; inconvenience; physical impairment; disfigurement; mental anguish; emotional distress; loss of society, companionship, and consortium; injury to reputation; humiliation; noneconomic effects of disability, including loss of enjoyment of normal activities, benefits and pleasures of life and loss of mental or physical health, well-being or bodily functions; and all other nonpecuniary losses of any kind or nature.
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