$4 Million Judgment For LASIK Patient - Pilot Not Told Of Potential Night Vision Problems

Discussion in 'Laser Eye Surgery' started by Wizkid, Nov 3, 2004.

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    Wizkid Guest


    TUCSON, Ariz., November 2, 2004 (AP). A Tucson judge has reinstated a
    four (m) million dollar judgment in the case of a former airline pilot
    whose career ended after an eye operation.

    Former United Airlines pilot Steve Post claimed in his May 2002
    lawsuit that his night vision was reduced by the LASIK eye surgery he
    received by University Physicians Healthcare (University of Arizona).

    LASIK is intended to eliminate or reduce dependency on eyeglasses or

    Post testified he would not have had the surgery had he been told he
    was at increased risk for night vision problems.

    Judge Kenneth Lee granted U-P-I's motion for a new trial but the
    Arizona Court of Appeals overturned the ruling in January.

    But the Arizona Supreme Court declined to review it this summer and
    Lee reinstated the verdict late last week.

    The president and C-E-O of U-P-I calls the ruling disappointing.
    Wizkid, Nov 3, 2004
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    Guest Guest

    Don't you think this subject belongs in alt.lasik-eyes ?
    Guest, Nov 3, 2004
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    Otis Brown Guest

    Dear Gospa,

    This suggests that the pilot should have been given a detailed
    waring of the risks of Lasik. A signed "consent" listing
    ALL the risks should have been signed by this pilot.

    Also, I wonder exactly what is minus-lens prescription
    was BEFORE he had Lasik. Do you think it was -1.0 diopters?

    Any more details?



    Otis Brown, Nov 3, 2004
  4. Don't you think this subject belongs in alt.lasik-eyes ?

    He cross-linked the post on both newsgroups. WizKid is carrying a
    banner that he seems to want everyone to see.

    Glenn Hagele
    Executive Director
    Council for Refractive Surgery Quality Assurance

    Email to glenn dot hagele at usaeyes dot org


    I am not a doctor.
    Glenn Hagele - Council for Refractive Surgery Qual, Nov 3, 2004
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