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Padova Charter on personal injury and damage under civil-tort law : Medico-legal guidelines on methods of ascertainment and criteria of evaluation

Santo Davide Ferrara, Eric Baccino, Rafael Boscolo-Berto, Giovanni Comandè, Ranieri Domenici, Claudio Hernandez-Cueto, Mete Korkut Gulmen, George Mendelson, Massimo Montisci, Gian Aristide Norelli, Vilma Pinchi, Mohammed Ranavaya, Dina A Shokry, Vera Sterzik, Yvo Vermylen, Duarte Nuno Vieira, Guido Viel, Riccardo Zoja &

abstract Compensation for personal damage, defined as any pecuniary or non-pecuniary loss causally related to a personal injury under civil-tort law, is strictly based on the local jurisdiction and therefore varies significantly across the world. This manuscript presents the first "International Guidelines on Medico-Legal Methods of Ascertainment and Criteria of Evaluation of Personal Injury and Damage under Civil-Tort Law". This consensus document, which includes a step-by-step illustrated explanation of flow charts articulated in eight sequential steps and a comprehensive description of the ascertainment methodology and the criteria of evaluation, has been developed by an International Working Group composed of juridical and medico-legal experts and adopted as Guidelines by the International Academy of Legal Medicine (IALM).
   
citation Ferrara S D, Baccino E, Boscolo-Berto R, Comandè G, Domenici R, Hernandez-Cueto C, Gulmen M K, Mendelson G, Montisci M, Norelli G A, Pinchi V, Ranavaya M, Shokry D A, Sterzik V, Vermylen Y, Vieira D N, Viel G, Zoja R, . Padova Charter on personal injury and damage under civil-tort law : Medico-legal guidelines on methods of ascertainment and criteria of evaluation. Int J Legal Med 2015; 130:1-12.
   
type journal paper/review (English)
date of publishing 05-09-2015
journal title Int J Legal Med (130/1)
ISSN electronic 1437-1596
pages 1-12
PubMed 26342285
DOI 10.1007/s00414-015-1244-9