Emotional Damages Law and Legal Definition

Emotional damages or damages for pain and suffering are damages for injuries to plaintiff’s sense of well being. The courts support a claim for emotional damages, only in cases where the plaintiff's emotional condition is substantially affected. [Del Rosario Ortega v. Star Kist Foods, Inc., 213 F. Supp. 2d 84, 93 (D.P.R. 2002)]