A Palm Beach Gardens gastroenterologist defeated a multimillion-dollar claim that he rushed through a patient’s colonoscopy and missed burgeoning cancer.

Dr. David Vastola’s attorneys won the Aug. 15 defense verdict by arguing the patient had an atypically fast-developing disease, which led Vastola to find no cause for concern during a 2011 colonoscopy and then discover advanced-stage colon cancer in 2013.