A jury awarded $10.7 million to the family of a man who allegedly was prescribed a fatal combination of painkillers by a doctor with a history of trouble with the state medical board. In 2007, Michael Skorpenske went to Family Medi-Clinic to get pain pills for his chronic back injury. Dr. Maurice Conte prescribed Vicodin, Xanax and Soma. He died two days later. When Conte was hired by the clinic he was under investigation by the medical board for claims that he was prescribing non-therapeutic narcotics for cash. His family claimed the clinic was grossly negligent for hiring Conte even though they were aware of his history.