A Missouri family has won a staggering, unprecedented monetary amount in a lawsuit against a pain clinic and its doctor. The medical malpractice claim led to a jury awarding nearly $3 million to the family who hoped the notoriety from the monetary award would raise awareness about complications and risks of pain injections and also about the dangerous effects of medical negligence.
The parents of the victim filed the lawsuit who took his life last year because, according to his parents, the negligence of a pain treatment facility and its doctor led to the victim's suicide. The 40-year-old man came to the pain clinic because of chronic back pain nearly six years ago. He was injected with medication into his back many times without improving is pain.