§ 74.501. Definitions

Sec. 74.501.  DEFINITIONS.

In this subchapter:

(1)  "Future damages" means damages that are incurred after the date of judgment for:

    (A)  medical, health care, or custodial care services;

    (B)  physical pain and mental anguish, disfigurement, or physical impairment;

    (C)  loss of consortium, companionship, or society; or

    (D)  loss of earnings.

(2)  "Future loss of earnings" means the following losses incurred after the date of the judgment:

    (A)  loss of income, wages, or earning capacity and other pecuniary losses; and

    (B)  loss of inheritance.

(3)  "Periodic payments" means the payment of money or its equivalent to the recipient of future damages at defined intervals.

Added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 204, Sec. 10.01, eff. Sept. 1, 2003.