Physical Injury and Serious Physical Injury in New York Criminal Law
What is physical injury?
New York Penal Law § 10.00, "Physical Injury" means impairment of physical condition or substantial pain. "Serious physical injury" means physical injury which creates a substantial risk of death,
or which causes death or serious and protracted disfigurement, protracted
impairment of health or protracted loss of impairment of the function
of any bodily organ.