LEWISTON — A Maine man who was told he had only months to live because of an aggressive Stage 4 pancreatic cancer is still alive more than four years later. And a jury has awarded him $200,000 for the doctor’s misdiagnosis.

It turns out Wendell Strout suffers from non-Hodgkins lymphoma, a more treatable form of cancer.

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He sued Central Maine Medical Center for damages, citing “tremendous emotional distress” as well as lost income and loss of enjoyment. The Sun Journal reported that a jury awarded him $200,000 on Thursday.

The lawsuit accused a former CMMC doctor – before procuring pathology results – of advising his patient that he “faced certain death.”

Strout eventually got the good news that his affliction wasn’t as dire as initially believed.