Tommy Hastings handled this case against the owners and operators of a “pill mill” in the Houston, Texas, area. The clinic owners set up a practice that catered to providing narcotics for pain management. The real purpose of the clinic was to reap profits from the case of the prescriptions to addicts and drug dealers. The family of Michael Skorpenske sued the clinic after Skorpenske died of an accidental overdose on medications he received from the clinic. The jury awarded damages in the amount of $10.7 million. The case received national attention as being the first verdict in the United States against a pill mill.