February 14, 2010

Dr. Quentin Franklin and LASIKPLUS Sued for LASIK Malpractice

Laurie Shrieves v. Quentin Franklin, M.D., and LCA-Vision, Inc. d/b/a LASIKPlus Virginia Circuit Court for the City of Chesapeake, Case No. CL 10000278-00 Pleasantville, NY (PRWEB) February 14, 2010 -- On February 5, 2010, plaintiff, Laurie Shrieves, filed suit against Quentin Franklin, M.D., and VCA-Vision, Inc., d/b/a LASIKPlus, in the Virginia Circuit Court for the City of Chesapeake, for the negligent performance of LASIK surgery on Ms. Shrieves. On June 29, 2008, Ms. Shrieves came under the care and...
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December 05, 2009

Dr. Mark Whitten, Dr. Edward Perraut, and TLC Sued for Medical Malpractice

Jamie Domeier vs. Mark Whitten, M.D., L. Edward Perraut, Jr. M.D., TLC The Laser Center (Northeast) Inc., Jo Angeles, O.D., Andrew Morgenstern, O.D., Greg W. McGrew, O.D., Paul J. Chmielewski, O.D., and Eyecare Center Of Leesburg, P.C. Virginia Circuit Court of Fairfax County Case # CL 2009-2959 DR. MARK WHITTEN, DR. L. EDWARD PERRAUT, M.D., & TLC SUED FOR LASIK MALPRACTICE - On August 7, 2009 plaintiff, Jamie Domeier, served her Complaint against Mark Whitten, M.D., L. Edward Perraut, Jr.,...
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June 11, 2009

Dr. Kevin Niksarli Successfully Sued for $5.6 Million in Medical Malpractice Case

Johnson Devadas and Saramma Devadas v. Kevin Niksarli, M.D., Manhattan LASIK Center, PLLC, and NewSight Laser Center, PLLC New York County, Supreme Court of the State of New York Index # 107637/07 $5.6 MILLION LASIK EYE MEDICAL MALPRACTICE VERDICT. On Wednesday, June 10, 2009, a jury in New York City returned a verdict of nearly $5.6 million against Kevin Niksarli, M.D., for LASIK malpractice. The verdict consisted of an award of: $2,360,000 for the patient’s loss of income; $3,100,000...
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December 16, 2008

Protective Order Granted in LASIK Malpractice Action

PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Johnson Devadas and Saramma Devadas v. Kevin Niksarli, M.D., Manhattan LASIK Center, PLLC, and NewSight Laser Center, PLLC New York County, Supreme Court of the State of New York Index # 107637/07 PROTECTIVE ORDER GRANTED IN LASIK MALPRACTICE ACTION. In a LASIK malpractice case scheduled for trial in New York, in January 2009, the trial judge, the Honorable Joan B. Carey, Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County...
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November 21, 2008

Dr. Mark Whitten Successfully Sued for Medical Malplractice

Westmoreland Man Wins in Eye Surgery Lawsuit Pittsburgh Post-Gazette A North Huntingdon man won more than $1 million in a malpractice lawsuit in which he contended his laser eye surgery was botched. A jury in Allegheny County Common Pleas Court on Wednesday ordered Dr. Mark E Whitten, of Rockville, Md., to pay $850,000 to David N. Cantalupo, on whom the doctor performed surgery in 2001 at The Laser Center in Wexford. Mr. Cantalupo also received settlements from three other...
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September 10, 2008

Attorney David Mazie Goes Eyeball to Eyeball with Lasik Surgeon

Lawyers and Settlements Roseland, NJ: You know how some people just seem smart—well that’s how attorney David Mazie seems. Smart! At age 46 Mazie has won millions and millions of dollars on behalf of clients lucky enough to get his firm to take on their case. His most recent win is an eye popping $2.1 million settlement recovered for a 47-year old man rendered legally blind because of a Lasik eye surgery procedure. “The settlement is large because the malpractice...
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November 26, 2006

Dr. Stephen Brint Sued by Rand Hoch for Medical Malpractice

Press Release from Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, PA While LASIK eye surgery is often an effective solution to the inconvenience of glasses, the procedure, which involves laser reshaping of the cornea, can lead to tragic results if pre-surgery screening or the procedure itself is not performed with proper care. West Palm Beach attorney and retired workers' compensation judge, Rand Hoch, learned the hard way that "guarantees" about the safety and effectiveness of LASIK surgery cannot always be relied...
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October 27, 2005

Dr. Anthony Kameen Employs Prejudicial Racial Tactics to Escape Justice

Batson challenge delays LASIK trial A lawyer's medical malpractice suit against a doctor who performs LASIK vision correction surgery was postponed yesterday after the plaintiff successfully argued that the defense improperly struck black jurors from the panel. Represented by his law partner Jay D. Miller, George Psoras Jr. alleges he went blind in one eye after undergoing LASIK. Miller said the case against Dr. Anthony Kameen will be one of the first LASIK cases to go to trial in Maryland....
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October 01, 2005

Dr. Anthony Kameen Sued by George Psoras for Medical Malpractice

On May 22, 1998 Anthony Kameen, M.D. performed Laser Refractive Surgery, LASIK, upon the Plaintiff, resulting in retinal tears and detachment in Plaintiff's left eye resulting in total blindness.
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July 30, 2005

Mark Schiffer Wins a Record 7 Million Judgement Against Dr. Mark Speaker

Former Banker Awarded $7M in Damages From LASIK Eye Surgery Anthony Lin New York Law Journal A Manhattan jury has awarded a former investment banker $7.25 million in damages for vision impairment he claimed resulted from LASIK eye surgery. The award -- $4.5 million in lost income and $2.75 million in pain and suffering -- is the largest to date in a suit over the popular vision correction surgery. It is against one of New York's leading LASIK practitioners as...
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July 06, 2005

VISX, Laser Vision Centers, and Dr. Tom Morrison Sued by Cheryl Atchison for Medical Malpractice and Use of a Defective Device

The LASIK surgery was first performed on plaintiff’s right eye. While approximately midway through performing the LASIK surgery procedure on the left eye, defendant Morrison and Tri-Lakes discontinued the procedure. The laser stopped prematurely and/or the fluence became out of range causing an asymmetric treatment, furrow or trough in the stroma and/or more ablation to be received in a portion of the left eye of plaintiff when the surgery was being performed, causing damage to her eye.
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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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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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March 29, 2005

Florida Judge Settles Malpractice Lawsuit Against Serial Surgeon

PAIN, BLURRED VISION BLAMED ON SURGERY DADE CITY — Pasco Circuit Judge Lynn Tepper has reached a settlement with the Largo eye surgeon she sued for malpractice in 2003. Terms of the settlement were not disclosed. Tepper, 52, sued John Michaelos saying that Michaelos botched the Lasik eye surgery he performed on her in December 2000. Michaelos performed 19 additional surgeries in an attempt to correct the damage to Tepper's right eye, but nothing worked. The last surgery was in...
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March 25, 2005

Dr. Jack Dodick Escapes Liability for Damaging Lisa Amendolia's Vision

New York Law Journal Amendolia v. Dodick, No. 18268/01 Court: Kings Supreme Plaintiff Attorney: Jonathon D. Warner of Warner & Scheuerman, New York. Defense Attorney: John L.A. Lyddane of Martin Clearwater & Bell, New York. A New York ophthalmologist was found not liable for vision problems one of his patients complained of following LASIK surgery. Plaintiff Lisa Amendolia claimed that her vision worsened significantly in the three years following the LASIK procedure, which uses a laser to reshape the cornea....
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February 20, 2005

Dr. Joseph Dello Russo's Insurer Ordered to Pay $15.3 Million

An insurance company for a prominent Bergen County, New Jersey eye surgeon must pay $15.3 million to cover malpractice claims made by 16 former patients, a Superior Court judge has ruled. Princeton Insurance Co. claimed an arbitrator's ruling that settled the dispute between the plaintiffs and Dr. Joseph Dello Russo, a Bergenfield physician, was unfair. Dello Russo joined with the plaintiffs in contending that the insurance company should pay the award. In a series of lawsuits dating to 1991, the...
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January 06, 2005

Trial Set for TV's "Extreme Makeover" LASIK Surgeon, Dr. Robert Maloney

Robert Maloney, MD, well known for his role on ABC's successful "Extreme Makeover," will be the defendant in a jury trial set for April 6, 2005 in Los Angeles Superior Court, Santa Monica, CA.  In a civil suit, Maloney has been charged by one of his LASIK patients with negligence, battery, and fraud.  The case will be heard in the Los Angeles Superior Court at Santa Monica. The case stems from injuries inflicted on Judy Chang, a patient of Dr....
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December 23, 2004

Web Postings: Docs Would Rather Fight than Settle

Illinois Leader SPRINGFIELD - Every year for several years, legislation to identify individual physicians involved in medical malpractice lawsuits has been introduced in the Illinois General Assembly without advancing to a vote. The chief sponsor of the Patient Right-to-Know Act, Rep. Mary Flowers (D-Chicago), has said she plans to reintroduce the bill in 2005. A recent article in the New Jersey Law Journal, highlighting the impact of similar legislation which took effect there in July of this year, may provide...
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December 17, 2004

Judge Issues Order to Protect Expert Witness from TLC Intimidation

Decision of Interest; New York Supreme Court, New York County; Justice Schlesinger Schiffer v. Speaker - On September 29, 2000 Mark Schiffer met for the first time with an optometrist, Dr. Regina Zyszkowski, to determine whether he was a suitable candidate for LASIK surgery. He wore glasses at the time. Dr. Zyszkowski was an employee of Farkas, Kassalow, Resnick and Associates. She performed various tests on Mr. Schiffer's eyes, including a keratometry, a topography and a slit lamp exam....
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December 03, 2004

Dr. Nicholas Caro Sued for Medical Malpractice by "N.K."

Plaintiff claimed that after undergoing LASIK surgery on her right eye on April 30, 1999, she experienced difficulties with a serious candida fungal infection which she followed-up with him on several occasions, which consisted of cap cleanings, prescription of several antibiotics and a steroid, until the following June 11th, her last visit. She subsequently had to undergo a corneal transplant.
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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 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 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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April 08, 2004

Indiana Supreme Court Rules Against Dr. Robert Wiley

High Court Hears Nearly Blind Man's Case By Niki Kelly The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette INDIANAPOLIS - The Indiana Supreme Court heard arguments Thursday about whether the medical malpractice suit of a northeast Indiana man left nearly blind in one eye can move forward. In 2001, L. Thomas Booth sued Dr. Robert G. Wiley, Dr. Ronald Norlund and Midwest Eye Consultants in Wabash, but a trial court judge found the man had not sued within the statute of limitations and...
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March 19, 2004

Dr. Nicholas Caro Sued for Medical Malpractice by "S.W."

These husband and wife plaintiffs are claiming that during one of two, or possibly both bilateral LASIK surgeries performed by Dr. Nicholas Caro on September 22, and October 5, 1999, metallic particles were left embedded in both of Mrs. W's corneas. Although her treatment subsequent to the discovery of the alleged particles was not yet disclosed in this file at the time it was copied, it is possible that she had to undergo corneal transplantation.
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February 11, 2004

Appeals Court Overturns Judge's Order for New Trial in Pilot's Case

The Arizona Court of Appeals has overturned a judge's order for a new trial in the case of a former airline pilot who sued for damage done by LASIK eye surgery. The decision reinstates the $4 million verdict, the largest award ever given in a case involving the popular eye surgery, said the attorney for plaintiff Steve Post. Post, a 33-year-old resident of Sierra Vista, is a former commercial pilot for United Airlines who claims his night vision was destroyed...
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February 03, 2004

N.J. Supreme Court Says Doctors, Lawyers Can't Be Sued for Consumer Fraud

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Doctors, lawyers and other professionals cannot be sued for false advertising under New Jersey's consumer fraud law because it wasn't written to cover them, the state Supreme Court ruled. The decision issued Monday overturns a ruling made in March 2003 by a state appellate court. It throws out a class-action lawsuit filed against Dr. Joseph Dello Russo, an eye surgeon who widely advertises his LASIK surgery to improve vision. The suit focused on claims by...
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January 27, 2004

Senate President's Wife Sues Eye Doctor While He Pushes Award Caps

(FRANKFORT, Ky., January 27th, 2004, 10:30 a.m.) -- The wife of Senate President David Williams is suing an eye doctor, while her husband pushes for caps on medical malpractice awards. Robyn Williams claims that eye surgery performed by an ophthalmologist, Dr. Thomas Abell, damaged her vision. She is seeking unspecified non-economic damages, including pain and suffering -- the sorts of claims her husband wants to limit with a constitutional amendment. The lawsuit was filed in Taylor County Circuit Court...
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December 03, 2003

Clinic Sued in Failure to Pay

By Catherine Holahan and Kibret Markos BERGENFIELD - Dr. Joseph Dello Russo, a high-profile eye surgeon, has made millions performing laser eye surgery at his Bergenfield and Manhattan offices. So it was an unusual sight when officers from the Bergen County Sheriff's Department came to Dello Russo's New Jersey Eye Center on Monday to tag nearly three-quarters of a million dollars in equipment for repossession. Dello Russo failed to make timely payments on $737,923 worth of medical equipment leased...
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November 02, 2003

Defense Lawyer Asks for New Trial in $4 Million LASIK Verdict

Expert witness Jeffery J. Machat, MD, of Toronto mistakenly presented erroneous information during a May trial that led to a $4 million jury verdict against United Physicians Inc. (UPI) of Tucson, Ariz., Machat testified at an August evidentiary hearing. Machat was a witness for former commercial airline pilot Steve Post, who sued UPI after he said his night vision was impaired following LASIK. Machat acknowledged during August testimony that he left a voice message for the UPI surgeon who performed...
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August 25, 2003

Dr. Nicholas Caro Sued for Medical Malpractice by "R.C"

Plaintiff alleged that during her treatment consisting of multiple refractive surgeries to both eyes at St. George Corrective Vision Center between August of 1993 and September of 1997, Dr. Nicholas Caro and/or other personnel affiliated with him, among other things, performed two surgeries that have a well known poor success rate (hexagonal keratotomy and/or automated lamellar keratoplasty), failed to properly inform her about the experimental nature of each surgery performed which ultimately necessitated corneal transplantation, and also didn't inform her that an excimer laser, apparently manufactured by PDI Laser, was not approved by the FDA and that the FDA had denied Dr. Caro's application to use it, and went ahead and used it on her anyway.
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August 14, 2003

Serial Surgeon Sued for Performing 20 Unnecessary Surgeries

Judge Tepper Sues Eye Doctor St. Petersburg Times Pasco-Pinellas Circuit Judge Lynn Tepper has filed a lawsuit against a doctor and his office over an eye operation that she says led to more than 20 unnecessary surgeries and damaged vision in her right eye. Tepper, 51, who presides over civil matters at the Dade City courthouse, had dedicated herself to the family court system for years until her eyesight and the need for more operations forced her to move to...
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July 23, 2003

Dr. Nicholas Caro Sued for Medical Malpractice by "E.L.I."

Plaintiff alleged that on March 27, 1997, she underwent bilateral LASIK eye surgery without being given adequate informed consent regarding possible problems with her connective tissue disorder, rheumatoid arthritis and dry eyes. As a result she allegedly had severe loss of vision in both eyes from "corneal melting" and there was a period of about two and one-half months when she was legally blind.
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June 23, 2003

Laser Eye Surgery Lawsuits Double as Patients' High Expectations are Dashed

The growth of laser eye surgery could lead to a tidal wave of litigation against eye specialists, doctors' groups admitted yesterday after revealing that lawsuits over the technique have more than doubled in the past six years. While some claims allege faulty surgery, the Medical Defence Union, the UK's largest insurer for doctors, said many more centred on patients' "unrealistic expectations". A spokeswoman for the MDU said: "Many cases take years to reach us, because people may not sue for...
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March 01, 2003

Keith Wills v. Nevyas Eye Associates - Report on Standard of Care Deviation

Dr. Nevyas breached the applicable standard of care by operating on this highly myopic patient with an excimer laser utilizing a treatment zone that was substantially smaller than the pupil size in dim light. Specifically, Mr. Wills' pupils measured 6.25 mm in dim light, while the laser treatment zone was only 5 mm in diameter. With this combination of high myopia and a relatively large pupil, the use of a comparatively small diameter laser treatment zone was highly predictable to cause Mr. Wills to develop the residual visual problems from which he continues to suffer. Moreover, this specific situation (i.e. high myopia and large pupil diameter relative to laser treatment zone) was well known, even in 1997, to result in the likely outcome of permanent problems of glare, halo, starburst, and ghost imaging phenomena.
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June 02, 2002

Dominic Morgan v. Nevyas Eye Associates - Report on Standard of Care Deviation (2)

In review of Dr. Salz' extensive examination and conclusions, I am of the opinion in complete agreement with Dr. Salz to the best degree of medical probability that the care rendered by Dr. Anita Nevyas-Wallace on behalf of Dominic Morgan fell below standard for LASIK surgery at the time. Indeed, I completely agree with Dr. Salz that Dr. Nevyas-Wallace failed to appropriately screen Mr. Morgan and exclude him as a viable candidate for LASIK surgery based on his extensive prior ophthalmologic history which would have predicted a less than optimal result, as he has ultimately experienced with the surgery performed by Dr. Anita Nevyas-Wallace.
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May 01, 2002

Dr. Barrie Soloway Sued by Eric Schuler-Dalverny for for Medical Malpractice

Each of the defendants, their agents, servants, partners and/or employees, were negligent and careless in the services rendered for and on behalf of the plaintiff; in negligently and carelessly failing and neglecting to heed the plaintiff's condition; in negligently performing refractive eye surgery; in negligently and carelessly taking a history; in negligently and carelessly failing to examine and evaluate the eyes of the plaintiff; in negligently and carelessly discharging the plaintiff without adequate follow-up procedures; in failing to take adequate tests; in failing to promptly and properly perform refractive eye surgery; in failing to promptly and properly perform tests and procedures; in failing to heed the complaints of the plaintiff; in ignoring the complaints of the plaintiff; in negligently and carelessly departing from accepted practices and services rendered; in performing contraindicated procedures on the plaintiff; in failing to perform indicated procedures; in failing to follow good practice; and otherwise being negligent.
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April 27, 2002

Dominic Morgan v. Nevyas Eye Associates - Report on Standard of Care Deviation (1)

Mr. Morgan states and it is confirmed on his patient history dated 3/10/98 that he came to the Nevyas Eye Associates because he heard a radio commercial on station KYW. I have reviewed the script of radio advertisements, the Nevyas web pages, and a promotional Videotape of a program that was shown on cable television and may have been distributed to patients. I have been told that all of these materials were used during the FDA investigation of the Nevyas Laser. None of these materials included the FDA required warning that the device is limited to investigational use only. The ads also represent that the procedure is safe, and in fact the TV ad shows a simulated blurred 20/200 vision quickly dissolving into a sharp 20/20 vision. There are numerous other representations that the procedure is safe and effective. If patients were responding to these advertisements and then were entered into the FDA study, that would represent a serious deviation from the standard of care and one that I am sure the FDA would be interested in these practices.
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May 26, 2001

Defense Attorney Recommends Surgeons Avoid Engineers, Lawyers, Pilots and Physicians

LASIK Lawsuits - Patients and their lawyers take aim. The number of cases is increasing.  How to protect and, if necessary, defend yourself By C. Gregory Tiemeier, J.D., Denver, Colo. Excerpt:   Patient personalities.  Watch out for perfectionists.  A disproportionately high number of them are engineers, lawyers, pilots and physicians.  I also find that a disproportionately high number of them are plaintiffs after refractive surgery.  The complete article is available at:  www.ophmanagement.com/article.aspx?article=85104...
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April 01, 2001

Cheryl Fiorelli v. Nevyas Eye Associates - Report on Standard of Care Deviation

It is my opinion, to the best degree of medical probability, that Dr. Anita Nevyas-Wallace deviated from acceptable standards of care in her surgical judgement in selecting Ms. Cheryl Fiorelli as a candidate for LASIK surgery given her extremely high myopia and astigmatism. The failure to obtain corneal pachymetry to accurately assess comeal thickness preoperatively even in 1997 was substandard. The creation of the LASIK flap was complicated by microkeratome failure and stoppage both on the forward and reverse passes as documented in the medical record. Actually, a nurse was controlling the foot pedals of the microkeratome and not the operative surgeon. Moreover, an unapproved laser ("black box laser") was used to perform the Excimer Laser ablation.
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April 10, 2000

Dr. Robert Maloney Sued by Yvette Boleslav for Medical Malpractice, Assault and Battery

That because of intentional misrepresentations made to plaintiff by defendants, and each of them, to the effect that eye "floaters" could not be produced or increased as the result of the defendants’ recommended surgical procedure, plaintiff submitted to the so-called "advanced" type of surgery, which, in fact, did cause and increase floaters in both of plaintiff’s eyes, so as to seriously interfere with her vision, and the details of which has been described in paragraphs 4, 5, and 6, above; that had the defendants advised plaintiff that the contemplated surgery was known to have caused, and/or increased eye "floaters" in other patients, plaintiff would never have submitted to surgery.
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March 31, 2000

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

Plaintiff 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.
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December 31, 1998

Dr. Stephen Slade Sued for Medical Malpractice by Sheryl Sullivan

Dr. Stephen Slade performed LASIK on patient "A", using the measurements for patient "B". Dr. Slade then took patient "A" down to Mexico for experimental surgery that failed to work as intended.
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August 26, 1994

Dr. Nicholas Caro Sued for Medical Malpractice by "E.G."

Plaintiff claimed that during the second of two lamellar keratectomy (LK) surgeries on his left eye on August 26, 1994, Dr. Nicholas Caro cut too deeply into it causing severe damage to the cornea and iris. He also claimed that Eye Technology manufactured a defective machine that was used during the procedure.
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February 03, 1994

Dr. Nicholas Caro Sued for Medical Malpractice by "G.C."

Plaintiff alleged that on February 23, 1994, Dr. Nicholas Caro, among other things, improperly performed a lamellar keratoplasty on him without giving proper informed consent by warning him of the risks involved which include blindness and also failed to inform him of alternatives. He is now blind in his left eye.
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