April 23, 2005

Dr. David Kleiman and Dr. Anthony Evangelista Fined by Texas State Board of Medical Examiners

State fines two eye doctors $ 25,000 each for unsubstantiated ads Maria M. Perotin Fort Worth Star Telegram Two ophthalmologists at an Arlington eye-care center have been fined $ 25,000 apiece for running advertisements that couldn't be substantiated. The Texas State Board of Medical Examiners reprimanded David Kleiman and Anthony Evangelista for ads published in various Dallas-Fort Worth newspapers. The ads for the Kleiman-Evangelista Eye Center contained statements such as "nearly three out of four patients are seeing better than...
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Posted by Admin at 03:17 PM

April 08, 2005

Dr. Michael Campion Sued by Dr. Gary Smethers for Medical Malpractice

Expert witness' testimony as to his personal practices is admissible Smethers v. Campion, No. 04-0117 (Ariz. Ct. App. Mar. 22, 2005) - DEx 95391 The Arizona Court of Appeals reversed a trial court's decision to exclude a doctor's testimony of his personal practices and held that an expert witness may testify as to his personal practices, even if his personal practices are beyond the standard of care, because such testimony could be relevant and enables the jury to evaluate the...
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Posted by Admin at 06:24 PM

Florida Judge's Vision Remains Damaged Following Twenty Surgeries

Judge's eyesight remains imperfect Twenty surgeries and one settled lawsuit later, Lynn Tepper sees three moons instead of five at night. But it's still a strain to see, she says. By JAMAL THALJI, Times Staff Writer DADE CITY - Every time Circuit Judge Lynn Tepper gazes up at the moons, there's no escaping it. Her vision has been permanently damaged, she said. "I used to love looking at the night sky," she said. "Now I get a little bitter." Instead...
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Posted by Admin at 05:52 PM

April 07, 2005

Lasek Surgery Disqualifies Israeli Pilots from Training Program

If you are one of many who underwent Lasek laser surgery for the removal of eyeglasses, perhaps in the hope of becoming eligible to apply for the Air Force's pilot training program, you may as well begin looking for an alternative military career. The IDF's weekly BaMahane magazine reported that people who underwent Lasek surgery are not eligible to apply for the pilot training program under regulations established by the air force's medical board. Those who wear eyeglasses or had...
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Posted by Admin at 05:45 PM

April 04, 2005

Study Condemns Sleazy Ads by Academic Medical Centers

Pushing procedures; Study condemns ads by academic medical center Hospitals have relied on publicity campaigns for decades, rolling out a mix of ads in newspapers, on radio and on television to help drum up business and differentiate themselves from their competitors. Lately, however, marketing departments at top-flight academic medical centers have become increasingly creative in their pitches to patients, drawing on the kinds of subtle, sophisticated techniques that some critics say are more often associated with pharmaceutical firms and car...
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Posted by Admin at 06:06 PM