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 Post subject: Would you goto a doctor who has been sued 50+ times?
PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 4:31 am 
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-Lawsuits Filed By Patients On St George Corrective Vision Center-
For More Info Contact: Chicago Clerk of Court Attn: Law Department?
50 West Washington, Room #801, (Law Division) Chicago, Illinios 60602
(312) 603-6930 - OR- (312) 603-5426
Dr. Nick Caro sues 6 year/post Lasik suffering patient Dean Andrew Kantis on
9/20/2005 for $2 Million Dollars for Slander/Libel! http://www.lifeafterlasik.com/nickcarol ... aring1.htm

Unfortunately, Nick Caro's attorney (Eric P. Ferleger) was arrested on 9/23/05 after
illegally being...(read full article from State Department)

2001-2005: 16 Lawsuits Filed against Nick Caro/St. George Corrective Vision Center
1999-2001: 16 Lawsuits Filed against Nick Caro/St. George Corrective Vision Center
1995-1999: 16 Lawsuits Filed against Nick Caro/St. George Corrective Vision Center
1991-1995: 9 Lawsuits Filed against Nick Caro/St. George Corrective Vision Center
?-Click on Case Number for Case Information Summary-
Name Search Results for:
DR. NICHOLAS CHARLES CARO & SAINT
GEORGE CORRECTIVE VISION CENTER
Case Number
Plaintiff
Defendant
Date Filed

1993-L-001199
CALAMARAS LOUIS
CARO NICHOLAS
01/29/1993
1997-L-010344
BOUBOUREKAS PETER
SAINT GEORGE CORR.
08/29/1997
1998-L-012699
WARD KEVIN
CARDO NICHOLAS C MD
11/04/1998
2000-L-010443
SMITH BARBARA A
CARO NICHOLAS C MD
09/12/2000
2000-L-013302
BARRIOS TELMA
CARO NICHOLAS C MD
11/16/2000
2000-L-015069
PRATT WILLIAM
CARO NICHOLAS C MD
12/28/2000
2001-L-001625
GUERRERO JOSE JUAN
CARO NICHOLAS C
02/09/2001
2001-L-001687
RIVERA JAMES A
CARO NICHOLAS C MD
02/09/2001
2001-L-014122
THIEL KAREN
CARO NICHOLAS MD
11/02/2001
2001-L-014829
KLOTTER RANDALL
CARO NICHOLAS C MD
11/15/2001
2002-L-004498
CALOMINO CAROL
CARO NICHOLAS C MD
04/10/2002
2002-L-013104
FARINA ANNA
CARO NICHALAS C MD
10/15/2002
2003-L-003167
CARDENAS ENRIQUE
CARO NICHOLAS C MD
03/14/2003
2003-L-004416
BRITO MANUEL
CARO NICHOLAS C MD
04/11/2003
2003-L-008683
DEMMA PATRICIA
CARO NICHALS C MD
07/17/2003
2004-L-013719
WEINSTEIN SHARON
CARO NICHOLAS C MD
12/08/2004
2005-L-005064
LAPORTA RAYMOND
CARO NICHOLAS MD
05/06/2005
1997-L-003437
KOULIS ATHENA
CARO NICHOLAS MD
03/24/1997
1995-L-004971
CALLAS GEORGE
CARO NICHOLAS MD
03/02/1995
2001-L-001954
KOLK NANCY
CARO NICHOLAS MD DBA
02/16/2001
1999-L-010231
CARVAJAL ROSA
CARO NICHOLAS C MD
09/13/1999
1995-L-005945
HINOJOSA FRANCISCO
CARO NICHOLAS C MD
03/07/1995
1999-L-011972
WEINSTEIN SHARON
CARO NICHOLAS C MD
10/25/1999
1999-L-011973
KEHOE SUSAN
CARO NICHOLAS C MD
10/25/1999
2004-L-005836
ZITO RENA
CARO NICHOLAS C MD
05/24/2004
1998-L-007784
MITCHELL PATRICK J
CARO NICHOLAS C MD
07/02/1998
1998-L-014726
CARDENAS ENRIQUE
CARO NICHOLAS C MD
12/21/1998
2000-L-000305
DELAGARZA GILBERTO
CARO NICHOLAS DR
01/10/2000
1995-L-005296
GENOVESE EUGENE
CARO NICHOLAS C MD
03/02/1995
2000-L-009285
WILLIAMS DALE L
CARO NICHOLAS C MD
08/14/2000
1999-L-002588
SALINAS OCTAVIO
CARO NICHOLAS C MD
03/05/1999
1999-L-003332
IRVAN ELIZABETH L
CARO NICHOLAS C MD
03/24/1999
1999-L-004249
BONGIOVANNI RONALD
CARO NICHOLAS C MD
04/16/1999
2000-L-005602
HARMS CARMEN CORTES
CARO NICHOLAS C MD
05/16/2000
2004-L-008791
WEINSTEIN SHARON
CARO NICHOLAS C MD
08/04/2004
2004-L-010333
RAEVALO RAUL
CARO NICHOLAS C
09/10/2004
2001-L-007797
PUCEK NICHOLAS
CARO NICHOLAS C MD
06/28/2001
2001-L-007419
PUCKEK NICHOLAS
CARO NICHOLAS C MD
06/21/2001
2004-L-011829
RIVERA JAMES A.
CARO NICHOLAS C.,M.D.
10/19/2004
2000-L-007952
YAGODA MICHAEL
SAINT GEORGE CORR.
07/13/2000
1998-L-001349
CASTROVILLARI NICK
CARO NICHOLAS C MD
02/03/1998
1996-L-014530
KOPINSKI RITA G
CARO NICHOLAS C MD
12/13/1996
1996-L-014340
SALINAZ ALEXANDER S
CARO NICHOLAS C MD
12/10/1996
2005-L-013284
TEAGUE KENNETH
CARO NICHOLAS C MD
11/22/2005
2005-L-005064
LAPORTA RAYMOND
CARO NICHOLAS MD
05/06/2005
2006-L-000973
THIEL KAREN
CARO NICHOLAS MD
01/27/2006
CIVIL DIVISION:
1992-M5-002287
ANESTHESIA 1-2-3
CARO NICHOLAS
12/01/1992
1996-M1-139514
UNIVERSAL OUTDOOR
CARO NICHOLAS C
07/12/1996
1994-M1-132141
ALCON SURGICAL INC
CARO NICHOLAS M D
06/02/1994
1994-M5-001376
COZZIE, FRANCES AN
THE SAINT GEORGE C
06/24/1994
1996-M1-
147395
REMKE PRINTING INC
ST GEORGE EYE CTR
8/22/1996
1996-M1-139514
UNIVERSAL OUTDOOR
CARO NICHOLAS MD
8/22/1996
1987-M1-198416
AMERICAN CYANAMID
THE ST GEORGE COR
12/18/1987
CHANCERY DIVISION:
1992-CH-
05512
CALAMARAS LOUIS
CARO NICHOLAS C
12/01/1992
Complaint Filed Against Nicholas C Caro & Saint George Corrective Vision Center
with the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation:
August 17th, 2005 Attn: Investigator Joe Annerino (Medical Enforcement) Illinios Department of Professional Regulation James R. Thompson Center 100 West Randolph, Suite#9-300 Chicago, Illinios 60601 w: 312-814-4526 F: 312-814-3145 Thank you for your reply to my initial complaint #200504961 against... Read more...

Posted in Refractive Surgery News on August 17, 2005 08:15 AM
Dr. Nicholas Caro MD 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.

Posted in Refractive Surgery News on December 3, 2004 06:41 PM
Dr. Nicholas Charles Caro & St George Vision 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.

Posted in Refractive Surgery News on March 19, 2004 06:47 PM
Dr. Nicholas Caro / Saint George Corrective Vision CenterSued
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.

Posted in Refractive Surgery News on August 25, 2003 08:20 AM
Nicholas Caro & St George Corrective Vision 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.

Posted in Refractive Surgery News on July 23, 2003 09:12 AM
Nick Caro Sued Again 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.

Posted in Refractive Surgery News on March 31, 2000 08:25 AM
U.S. Marshalls Seize "Homegrown" Laser Owned by Dr. Nicholas Caro:
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES May 15, 1997 Food and Drug Administration 2098 Gaither Road Rockville, MD 20850 WARNING LETTER Nicholas C. Caro, M.D. 4145 W. Peterson, Suite 200 Chicago, Illinois 60640 Dear Dr. Caro, The Food and Drug...

Posted in Refractive Surgery News on May 15, 1997 11:58 AM
Nick Caro Sued againfor 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.

Posted in Refractive Surgery News on August 26, 1994 09:25 AM
Nick Caro MD Sued again 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.

Posted in Refractive Surgery News on February 3, 1994 08:34 AM
FDA SEIZES "ILLEGAL" HOMEGROWN/UNAUTHORIZED LASER FROM: DR. NICKOLAS CARO, MD &
SAINT GEORGE CORRECTIVE VISION CENTER ON SEPTEMBER 2ND, 1998.
To ensure that only approved excimer lasers are used to treat nearsightedness and other eye conditions, FDA initiated the seizure of unapproved lasers worth millions of dollars. Consumers should make sure any laser surgery they undergo is done only with approved lasers or in an FDA-monitored clinical study. Unapproved lasers pose a risk of serious eye injury. FDA has approved only two lasers as safe and effective for eye surgery. One is manufactured by Summit Technology Inc., of Waltham, Mass., the other by VISX Inc, of Santa Clara, Calif. Several others are in FDA-sanctioned clinical trials. The lasers treat nearsightedness with photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), a procedure in which the surgeon reshapes the cornea with ultraviolet light bursts from the laser.
-The FDA continues to investigate unapproved lasers-


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 Post subject: How do we tell patients in Dr. Nick Caro's practice area...
PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2006 1:40 am 
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John, I think the short answer is no. Likely nobody would let this man touch their eyes if they knew.

But how do we tell patients in Dr. Nick Caro's practice area that Dr. Caro has been sued over 50 times? Perhaps those of us with free evening calling plans should get copies of Dr. Nick Caro's local telephone directory, write a quick but snappy phone script and try to get the message out? We could do this in the practice areas of the ten worst doctors... if ten of us call and we each hit it hard for a week or two it may make a dent?


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Word of mouth can be very effective. Just by talking and telling and you then hearing someone else and then pointing them to a website is becoming effective. It's not as quick as getting it on the 10pm news in a big way, which I would gladly spend $1,000 bucks to do that...but it would be more than $1,000 bucks.

Any other ideas? The phone calling is good.


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John wrote:
It's not as quick as getting it on the 10pm news in a big way, which I would gladly spend $1,000 bucks to do that...but it would be more than $1,000 bucks.



John:
A physician suing a patient for millions of dollars is newsworthy in any news market. Is the local news refusing to cover your story? IF so, you should consider taking your story to one of the national news networks. You definitely have a public interest story.

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 Post subject: Even though it is newsworthy
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ThisIsNotMedicine,
Even though JOhn's story is exceptionally newsworthy, the media does not want to pick it up because they do want to lose revenue dollars from the lasik industry's advertisements. The lasik doctors want to advertise lasik as much as the advertisements "Got Milk" do. We are up against a tremendous fight. Are you a lasik victim? Have you posted your adverse event on the FDA's web site? http://www.fda.gov/medwatch
Very important for all victims to post their adverse events, because then the FDA has to keep track of all those records. Thanks,


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