Corporate Compliance

UCI settles transplant program lawsuits for $7.5 million

Compliance Monitor, August 15, 2007

The University of California-Irvine has settled 35 lawsuits relating to its liver transplant program by agreeing to pay $7.5 million.

The lawsuits began after reports that patients died needlessly while languishing on waiting lists inside the transplant center.

The amounts of the settlements, which were approved by the Regents of the University of California, range from $250,000 to $1 million.

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