August 28, 2008

Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Nidek and Multiple Surgeons for Illegal Medical Experiments

A medical device maker and more than a dozen California ophthalmologists are named in a federal class-action suit filed on behalf of patients who had vision correction surgery with an unapproved experimental Lasik tool.

The suit alleges that Japan-based Nidek Co. and two U.S. subsidiaries conspired with the doctors and four vision care facilities to perform procedures to correct farsightedness from 1996 to 2006 using a laser tool that the Food and Drug Administration had certified only for clinical trials on nearsighted patients.

Lead plaintiff Robert Perez filed the suit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California after learning in October that the Lasik surgery he underwent in 2002 to correct farsightedness was performed with a Nidek EC-5000 Excimer laser system.

Nidek was authorized to use the device only for preliminary testing on nearsighted patients, according to the complaint.


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February 04, 2005

Texas Woman Sues Alcon after being Damaged by Malfunctioning LADARVision Laser

Victim says eyes were injured by Alcon Laser System Dallas, TX (PRWEB via PR Web Direct) February 4, 2005 -- A Lubbock County, Texas woman is suing the Fort Worth maker of a laser system used by doctors to perform LASIK eye surgery. According to the lawsuit, Sandra Brown v. Alcon Manufacturing, L.T.D. and Alcon Laboratories, Inc., the LADARVision laser is defective (Case #236-209603-05 District Court Tarrant County Texas 236th Judicial District). The lawsuit accuses Alcon of ignoring warnings that...
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January 25, 2005

Alcon Sued by Dr. Sandra Brown for Damage by Malfunctioning LadarVision Laser

CAUSE NO. 236 209603 05 SANDRA BROWN, Plaintiff, vs. ALCON MANUFACTURING, L.T.D., and ALCON LABORATORIES, INC. IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF TARRANT COUNTY, TEXAS. PLAINTIFF'S ORIGINAL PETITION, MOTION FOR LEVEL THREE DISCOVERY PLAN AND REQUEST FOR DISCLOSURE TO THE HONORABLE JUDGE OF SAID COURT
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August 28, 2004

Surgeons Accuse Alcon of Concealing Reports of Defective Lasers

"Fears that grew over 'perfect' operation"  LASER eye surgery, by offering patients near-perfect sight in one quick operation, has become a billion-pound industry, using the latest technology to generate vast profits. From the biggest players such as Alcon, a 2 billion eyecare company, to the hundreds of sought-after ophthalmologists, the stakes could not be higher. When a number of doctors from across America began to question whether Alcon's Ladarvision system, a machine using Nasa laser technology, was malfunctioning, the company...
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May 06, 2002

MORIA Wins Case Against Bausch & Lomb

Business Wire May 6, 2002, Monday Patent Infringement On Microkeratomes: MORIA Wins the Case Against Bausch & Lomb, Ruiz and Lenchig in the Paris Court. MORIA announced today that the Paris court of first instance has ruled in favor of MORIA in a patent infringement action filed by Bausch & Lomb Inc. and others. The court found that Bausch & Lomb's lawsuit was improperly initiated against MORIA. The court rejected all claims made by Bausch & Lomb, RUIZ Luis Antonio,...
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