Sommers Schwartz attorney Parker Stinar secured a confidential $400,000 settlement for the estate of a 64-year-old man whose wrongful death was purportedly caused by the failure of the defendant doctors to perform a PET scan that would have diagnosed the decedent’s lung cancer. According to the allegations, the man was taken to the emergency room after his wife found him unconscious and unresponsive. He underwent a chest CT angiogram to rule out pulmonary embolism, and a PET scan was recommended to assess for abnormal activity but was not performed before he was discharged. When the PET scan was done two and one-half years later, it revealed Stage VI lung cancer that had metastasized to his brain and adrenal gland. Despite chemotherapy and radiation therapy, his condition rapidly declined until his death two months later. Had the cancer been timely diagnosed, the decedent would have had a projected survival rate of 88-92% after five years with proper treatment.