A former ferry worker afflicted with a recently recognized and oft-disputed chronic pain syndrome called fibromyalgia has won a $2.37 million jury verdict — the largest award ever to a plaintiff claiming to suffer from the condition.

The plaintiff, Tracy Greenwood, contended that he was left in constant pain after having an accident while carrying a load of sand up a ladder on the M/V Quinault ferry, owned by the state of Washington.

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