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

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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).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-12
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Legal Medicine
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016


  • Civil law
  • IALM
  • Law of delict
  • Methods of ascertainment
  • Non-pecuniary loss
  • Pecuniary loss
  • Personal damage
  • Personal injury
  • Tort law

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