Inadequate Pain Management Was Elder Abuse

In the first successful elder abuse case of its kind, a jury awarded $1.5 million to the family of a deceased man whose doctor had failed to provide him with adequate pain medication in the last days of his terminal cancer.
( Beverly Bergman et al. v. Wing Chin, M.D., Eden Medical Center, 2001, Case No. H205732–1, Alameda Superior Court, California)