A 42- year old male was evaluated by pulmonary specialist for a lung mass that was suspicious for cancer. The lung specialist failed to perform a complete the work-up of the patient and failed to make a definitive diagnosis of the of the mass that had been found on CT scan. However, the patient was told that he did not have lung cancer. After 34 months, the patient returned to the doctor with complaints of coughing up blood. The diagnosis of a terminal Stage IV lung cancer was made, which was inoperable and incurable. The Defendant claimed that he was not negligent, that the patient did not have lung cancer when he had first seen him nearly 3 years earlier and/or if he did have lung cancer, that his life expectancy would still have been the same. After a 5 day trial, the jury returned a verdict for the patient and his family in the amount of $2.3 million dollars.