November 25, 2004

Lasik Vision Institute Sued for HIV Disability Claim

Public awareness of HIV case prompts 2nd alleged victim to step forward Disability Compliance Bulletin November 25, 2004 Vol. 29, No. 3 Sometimes a dormant settlement negotiation can be kick-started by using innovative approaches to keep word of your efforts alive among members of the affected community. At least, that's been the recent experience of attorney Eric Maxfield, of the Legal Center for People with Disabilities and Older People in Denver, whose use of the Web and an audiencespecific newsletter...
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November 23, 2004

Rock Star Unable to Drive at Night Following Lasik

50 things about U2 The New York Post NOW a quarter-century old and with its members well into their 40s, the Irish supergroup U2 is that true rock rarity: a still-intact band that has sold more than 125 million records worldwide and remains consistently relevant. In the past week alone, U2 rocked the opening of the Clinton library, did a three-song set on "Saturday Night Live," and, yesterday, performed a free show for fans in DUMBO to promote their 14th...
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November 22, 2004

Notorious Doctor Escapes Liability in Malpractice Lawsuit

Doctor Malpractice: Lack of Consent Defense Verdict: Visual Impairment A 27-year-old female suffered visual impairment while in the care of the male defendant ophthalmologist where she presented for Lasik eye surgery. The plaintiff contended that the defendant failed to obtain informed consent for the surgery and that she was never informed of the risks involved in the surgery. The plaintiff further contended that because of her large pupils, she was at increased risk for night glare and that the defendant...
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November 19, 2004

TLC Draws Negative Publicity After Malpractice Misstep

When most medical malpractice lawsuits are settled, a gag clause is signed as part of the settlement contract.  In the case of Richard "Zig" Zickefoose vs. TLC, TLC's attorneys failed to put a gag clause in the contract.  After TLC executives discovered that the settlement agreement contained no gag clause, TLC's attorneys unsuccessfully attempted to renege on the settlement.   Since Zig acquired internet domain names based on executives' personal names in addition to tlcbigskylasercenter.com several years ago, TLC should have...
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November 10, 2004

Longer Discontinuance of Rigid Contact Lens Use Before LASIK Surgery Recommended

Medical Devices & Surgical Technology Week A study published in the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery suggests that rigid contact lens users should stop using contacts and switch to glasses 3 to 6 weeks before having pre-LASIK examinations, rather than the traditional 3 weeks. The study found that only 56% of eyes (31 of 55) achieved a stable refraction after 3 weeks, but 78% were stable after 6 weeks, said study author Patricia Tsai, MD, a fellow at the...
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November 02, 2004

Pilot's $4 million Award Over LASIK Surgery is Reinstated

By Anne Denogean Tucson Citizen A man whose career as a commercial pilot was ended by a LASIK eye operation should get a $4 million judgment, a judge ruled. The Superior Court judge reinstated a $4 million judgment against University Physicians Healthcare - formerly University Physicians Inc. - in the case of former United Airlines pilot Steve Post, whose night vision was reduced by the eye surgery. With interest, the judgment is now at $4.3 million, the largest verdict in...
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