Julian Secures Acquittal of Liver Transplant Doc

Doctor Acquitted of Coverup in Misallocated Liver Transplant
– Los Angeles Times

The Los Angeles Times covered the acquittal of Manatt client Dr. Richard R. Lopez Jr., who once ran the liver transplant program at St. Vincent Medical Center, of charges that he led a conspiracy to cover up the misallocation of an organ in 2003. At issue was what role Lopez may have played in an extensive effort to hide a serious violation of transplant rules: taking an organ intended for one patient and using it for another further down the waiting list.

Manatt litigation partner Kenneth Julian, who represented Lopez, said that the doctor did not know that records had been falsified, and he became "a scapegoat for everything that was wrong at St. Vincent's.”

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