In Patient vs National HMO (confidential venue) Doris Cheng resolved a medical negligence action on behalf of a 56-year-old man who suffered permanent damage to his heart during a minimally invasive cardiac procedure. Plaintiff was placed on cardiopulmonary bypass during heart surgery for eight hours. Doris alleged that patients should not be on the bypass machine for more than 90 minutes. The prolonged time on bypass during the surgery caused heart damage, resulting in multi-organ injury. The plaintiff now requires a heart transplant and has a shortened life expectancy. Capped by the provisions of California’s antiquated and unfair MICRA law, a recovery of $3,000,000 was achieved on behalf of Doris’ client.