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 Post subject: Dr. Eric Donnenfeld whacked with $3 million judgement
PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 10:12 pm 
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Three million dollar malpractice verdict returned against 2005 Cataract and Refractive Surgeon of the Year in Nassau County, New York under index Number 8476/2002.

Garden City, NY (PRWEB) July 10, 2006 -- Keith, Shapiro & Ford, a Garden City, New York based law firm received a three million dollar verdict in a LASIK Malpractice Trial in Nassau County, New York involving a LASIK surgery performed on January 7, 2000 (index number 8476/2002). The plaintiff suffered from post?LASIK ectasia which was claimed to have resulted from pre-existing form fruste keratoconus as well as an insufficient residual stromal bed. It was also claimed that the informed consent was insufficient notwithstanding an eight page Informed Consent Document, a video, a brochure and a general discussion of the risks with a referring optometrist.

The plaintiff, a 43 year old woman, is still wearing contact lenses but her treating optometrist testified that she is getting near to the point where she will only have surgical options.

The Defendant doctor was Eric D. Donnefeld. Donnenfeld who was chosen as the 2005 National Cataract and Refractive Surgeon of the Year by the Journal Cataract and Refractive Surgery Today. Dr. Donnenfeld is Dr. Donnenfeld is a National Medical Director of TLC. has according to his website has trained more surgeons to perform refractive surgery than any other doctor in New York.

The case took nine days to complete and the jury deliberated for approximately five hours. The total jury verdict broken down as $1,000,000.00 for past pain and suffering, $1,000,000.00 for future pain and suffering and $1,000,000.00 for future medical expenses. There was never an offer on the case. The jury rejected the insufficient residual stromal bed theory but found a departure as to the diagnoses of form fruste keratoconus and they also found the informed consent to be inadequate.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2006 2:21 am 

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http://www.crstoday.com/PDF%20Articles/ ... wsuit.html

"As an ophthalmologist, you should contribute to organizations that support physicians, such as Ophthpac, Eyepac, and Ampac. Whether a Republican or a Democrat, as a physician, it is difficult to support a vice-presidential candidate who is a malpractice lawyer, as in the last presidential election. Support politicians who favor tort reform, write letters, make it an issue, and educate your patients. If possible, attend Advocacy Day in Washington, DC, with the AAO. Get to know your legislators personally; they may not agree with you, but they will respect you. Vote against judges who preside over medical malpractice cases and whose actions are negligent and/or improper, and educate others to do the same. Hold political parties that nominate such judges accountable for their actions by writing to them, withdrawing your support for them, and/or voting their candidates out of office. If you suspect unethical, biased, or negligent actions by the judge, contact advocacy agencies to see what legal avenues are available to discipline that judge. Be aggressive. Finally, be proactive in selecting your defense attorney. I actually have worked with Mr. Kopff, and he is one of the finest attorneys I have ever met. You must exercise the same care you would in choosing an attorney to defend you as you would in choosing a physician to treat you for a serious illness. In all cases, it is imperative that you select someone who will best represent your interests."

 Post subject: Sickening view into the legal mindset of Laser eye surgeons
PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2006 7:18 pm 

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Gee Kaleyedoscope,

Don't physicians believe that there is such a thing as malpractice? What if the doctor really is to blame and the patient is seriously injured? A plan to crush any opportunity for legal recourse is reasonable only if physicians are infallable and there is no such thing as malpractice.

We all know, reading these words with our damaged eyes, that this is not the case.

We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark. The real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light. -Plato

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2006 12:06 am 

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very good news.....might take some of the wind out of the doctor...

 Post subject: These doctors have an endless supply of wind
PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2007 8:40 pm 

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Dr. Donnefeld is likely still slicing and burning corneas at every

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 1:07 am 

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Dr. Donnenfeld is quoted numerous times in the article Lawyers, Guns, Money & Medicine.

http://www.crstoday.com/PDF%20Articles/ ... _legal.pdf

Broken Eyes

"The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men." Plato

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