permanent injury

permanent injury

n. physical or mental damage which will restrict the employment and/or other activities of a person for the rest of his/her life. In a lawsuit to recover damages caused by the negligence or intentional wrongful act of another, a permanent injury can be a major element in an award of general damages. (See: permanent disability)

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However, I escaped without any permanent injury to my sight, and was sold to a large cab owner.
I can tell you, as a medical man, that a proportion, and not by any means a small one, of the young men who are now putting themselves to violent athletic tests of their strength and endurance, are taking that course to the serious and permanent injury of their own health.
Permanent injury proven in a very specific way: with a Certification of Permanent Injury from a treating doctor -- who will say, under penalty of perjury, that the car accident victim has suffered permanent injury to a body part or organ which will not recover to normal even with further treatment -- and this has to be based on OBJECTIVE evidence -- like an MRI or EMG or CT scan or x-ray- a test that does not rely on the response of the injured person.
He has been charged with assault resulting in a permanent injury and consuming liquor in the Court of First Instance.
Medical research shows that 50% of injury victims fully recover, 40% suffer some degree of permanent injury with chronic pain, while 10% become permanently disabled.
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He served during the American Civil War and suffered a permanent injury, and founded schools to teach African- American children.
The 54-year-old, originally from Latvia, was beaten into a dangerous state of consciousness - and suffered multiple facial fractures as well as a permanent injury to his eye socket.
In defending yourself you went far too far and caused him permanent injury.
The 38-year-old Bahraini accused the 10-year-old's father of leading an armed mob of around 15 people to his home, where he was beaten so badly that he suffered a permanent injury to his leg.
Why should teachers have been allowed to assault children with various weapons that caused permanent injury as so many readers have stated?
Tom Mitchell, defending, said Allinson caused an unpleasant but not permanent injury.

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