March 31, 2000

Dr. Nicholas Caro Sued for Medical Malpractice by "G.D." and "M.H."

G. D. and M. H.,
Nicholas Caro, M.D.,

In this eye surgery - ophthalmology - malpractice lawsuit, which in actuality was two separate suits, the first plaintiff, Mr. G. D. alleged that two weeks after Dr. Nicholas Caro performed LASIK surgery on both of his eyes on January 2, 1998, his left eye began to turn red, vision became decreased, the pupil turned white, and due to a corneal infection, developed a corneal ulcer.

On January 22, 1998, he was examined by another doctor who found that a retinal detachment in his right eye had occurred and that vision in his left eye had dropped to 20/400.

The next day he underwent a four-hour procedure to repair the retinal detachment in his right eye and on the following December 9th, underwent a corneal transplant for his left.

The second plaintiff, Ms. M. H. claimed that after also undergoing LASIK surgery on January 2, 1998, on her left eye, an infection developed and her vision worsened from its pre-surgical condition with symptoms of blurred vision and increased sensitivity to light. She continued to see Dr. Caro until June 4, 1998, while her condition continued.

On November 18, 1998, she was examined by a different doctor who determined that she had dry eye and an irregular astigmatism from the incisions made during the LASIK surgery. She claimed that she is now forced to wear dark sunglass clip-ons over her prescription glasses because of increased sensitivity to light and can no longer drive at night.

For reasons that were not explained in the file, this case was dismissed with leave to appeal on March 31, 2000, and their chance to reinstate this case has now expired.

Oh, well. You can't win 'em all.


Posted by Admin at March 31, 2000 08:25 AM