CNN Exclusive: Surgeon falsely accused of wrongdoing tries to recover his name

Dr. Ricardo Quarrie had a promising future in a prestigious field, but has struggled to find a job.

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  • Dr. Ricardo Quarrie was accused of lying to a patient to cover up a surgical mistake
  • Now, the lawyer who accused Quarrie has recanted

(CNN)Two years ago, Dr. Ricardo Quarrie, a cardiothoracic fellow at Yale New Haven Hospital, was publicly accused of lying to a patient to cover up a surgical mistake.

The stories went viral and the ramifications were swift and severe: Quarrie says he became a "pariah" and potential employers have shunned him. Accused of such a heinous act, his promising future in a prestigious field disappeared.
Now, the lawyer who accused Quarrie has recanted.
    CNN exclusively obtained a copy of the July 16 statement from New Haven, Connecticut, attorney Joel Faxon.
    In his statement, Faxon said Quarrie did not lie to his client, who was a patient at Yale.