Prof. Lindenbergh about compensation for pain and suffering: 'The largest gains are in recognition of the suffering'
In the last years, judges find that these compensation amounts in The Netherlands have been on the same level for too long. Recently, there have been granted amounts from 200.000 to 250.000 euros.
Prof. Siewert Lindenbergh thinks this is a positive change. "The largest gains can be yielded in recognition of the suffering and valuation of the suffering in money. Judges have been modest for too long. They realize that they need to live with the times and want to show that." Besides, prof. Lindenbergh was on the BNR News Radio, where he also spoke about compensation for pain and suffering.