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.
Whatever it was, it was a permanent injury. He seemed more dried up and wizened than ever, and the hair on his face was quite gray.
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.
Overdose Awareness Day acknowledges the grief and loss felt by families, friends and colleagues of loved ones who have died or suffered permanent injury due to the opioid poisoning crisis.
Some incidents ended in serious and permanent injury.
Some incidents ended in serious and permanent injury, with one postwoman describing blood seeping through her trousers after she was bitten on the leg while doing her rounds.
Summary: Bhubaneswar (Odisha) [India], July 2 (ANI): Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi stating that if the project on Godavari river in Andhra Pradesh continues then it will cause "permanent injury" to the interests of Odisha.
He also left her with a permanent injury after he bit off part of her tongue.
The association alleged that the 'basic emergency care' and 'emergency treatment and support' under RA 10932 'imposes upon the physician, the hospital, its management and staff the untenable duties to actually prevent death, permanent disability, permanent injury to or loss of an unborn baby or its non-institutional delivery and to sufficiently address an emergency situation and in case of a woman in active labor, to ensure the safe delivery of the baby.'
It also acknowledges the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have met with death or permanent injury as a result of drug overdose.
The victim suffered scarring as a result of the shooting but no permanent injury or disability, Loiterstein said.
Grover Coleman Ferguson <br />Case No.: 16-3979<br />Officials: WOOD, Chief Judge, and MANION and HAMILTON, Circuit Judges.<br />Focus: Sentencing Guidelines<br />When Grover Ferguson was 17 years old he shot a woman three times during a carjacking, causing significant permanent injury. Ferguson pleaded guilty to vehicular robbery by force and discharging a gun.

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