October 29, 2008

Valley Eye Center and Vikas Jain Investigated by the State of Nevada

I-Team: Lasik Company Investigated by State
Colleen McCarty, Investigative Reporter
Jain lost his medical license in 2005 for harming more than 20 patients in the state of Ohio.
Jain lost his medical license in 2005 for harming more than 20 patients in the state of Ohio.

There is an update on an I-Team investigation of a local Lasik clinic. State authorities say they're nearing the end of their review of the Valley Eye Center. I-Team Reporter Colleen McCarty first broke the story of alleged malpractice at the clinic.

The State Attorney General's Office tells the I-Team it plans to complete its investigation of the Valley Eye Center within the next few weeks. Investigators have been exploring allegations that the administrator of the clinic practiced medicine without a license, a claim he adamantly denies.

In May of 2008, the I-Team met with three Valley Eye Center patients who say their Lasik procedures damaged their eyes.

Adell Terrasi had his surgery in April, "As I'm speaking with you right now, I see your shadow, your head, but I don't see any little features whatsoever."

Terrassi and now three others have filed suit against the clinic alleging malpractice and to administrator Vikas Jain, fraudulent concealment. Jain, they claim, provided their pre and post operative care -- procedures that, according to the lawsuits, only a licensed doctor may perform.

Jain lost his medical license in 2005 for harming more than 20 patients in the state of Ohio.

Following the I-Team investigation of the clinic, the State Attorney General's Office re-opened their probe. They tell the I-Team the investigation should go to the criminal division for review in the next few weeks.

The I-Team has also learned many more patients have come forward alleging they too were harmed by the Valley Eye Center. We'll have more on that in the very near future.

Posted by Admin at October 29, 2008 01:39 PM