Pat Varma v. Samantha/Samuel Kang, M.D. – The case involved medical malpractice. The plaintiff, once a star soccer player, was diagnosed with terminal cancer in 2014. Three years prior to this diagnosis, in 2011, the defendant performed heart surgery on the plaintiff after her/his heart had stopped following a soccer game. While the plaintiff acknowledged that the surgery performed by the defendant saved her/his life, the plaintiff alleged that the defendant acted negligently in other respects and that, but for this negligence, the plaintiff’s cancer would have been diagnosed in 2011. Had the cancer been diagnosed at that time, the plaintiff alleged, certain treatment options would have been available, and the plaintiff’s prognosis would have been significantly better. The defendant denied that she/he acted negligently, and asserted that she/he was not liable for any harm suffered by the plaintiff.
Teacher Coach(es): Meghan Bowes & Hiro Lee Tanaka
Attorney Coach(es): Patrick Hannon