Pain Lawsuit Earlier this year, a jury found that a California doctor had failed to give enough pain medication to a lung cancer patient, and awarded one-point-five-million dollars in damages to the patient's family. This week, a judge reduced the amount of money awarded to a the family of William Bergman to $250,000. Nonetheless, it's viewed as a landmark decision. Robert Siegel talks with Bill Marcus, retired Deputy Attorney General with California Department of Justice, and co-author of Pharmacy Law for California Pharmacists. He is currently a specialist on pain management and the law.