St. George Corrective Vision v. Kantis

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Summary

Threat Type: 

Lawsuit

Date: 

09/12/2005

Status: 

Concluded

Location: 

Illinois

Disposition: 

Withdrawn

Verdict or Settlement Amount: 

N/A
Dean Kantis published critical statements about St. George Corrective Vision and his opthamologist Nicholas Caro on his website, Life After Lasik. In September 2005, St. George and Caro sued Kantis for defamation and false light invasion of privacy, claiming, among other... read full description
Parties

Party Issuing Legal Threat: 

St. George Corrective Vision; Nicholas Caro

Party Receiving Legal Threat: 

Dean Andrew Kantis

Type of Party: 

Individual

Type of Party: 

Individual

Location of Party: 

  • Illinois

Location of Party: 

  • Florida

Legal Counsel: 

Leahy Eisenberg & Fraenke
Description

Dean Kantis published critical statements about St. George Corrective Vision and his opthamologist Nicholas Caro on his website, Life After Lasik.

In September 2005, St. George and Caro sued Kantis for defamation and false light invasion of privacy, claiming, among other things, that Kantis defamed them by stating that Caro had used an "illegal laser" to perform his laser eye surgery and that Caro was a "butcher" and a "one stop chop shop doctor." The lawsuit requests compensatory and punitive damages and an injunction.

Update:

4/21/06 - Kantis filed a motion to dismiss.

7/13/06 - Court issued Agreed Order to dismiss the case.

Details

Content Type: 

  • Text

Publication Medium: 

Website

Subject Area: 

  • Defamation
  • False Light
Court Information & Documents

Jurisdiction: 

  • Illinois

Source of Law: 

  • Illinois

Court Name: 

Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois

Court Type: 

State

Case Number: 

2005-L-009942

Relevant Documents: 

Comments

Kantis -vs- Dr. Nick Caro: Case Dismissed and Closed: 7/13/07

Please update your comment/record section regarding this case to reflect the truth which shows Dr. Nicholas Caro tried to sue innocent patient, Dean Andrew Kantis, for the tune of $2,000,000 because of Dr. Caro's 60+ lawsuits being exposed online further exposing the cynical record of lawsuits from very unhappy lasik patients. Confirmation of this can be seen by clicking here or contacting Mr. Kantis' law firm:

http://www.lifeafterlasik.com/nickcarolawsuits.htm

Regards,

Dean Andrew Kantis

PS-Lasik is destroying lives. Many patients have committed suicide, lost their marriage, lost their jobs, families, eyesight, have gone blind, see double vision, halos at night, contrast issues when watching television, accelerated eye dissorders, corneal thinning called Ectasia, and the most common symptom that almost all eyes that have Lasik get, PERMANENT FLAP THAT NEVER HEALS and creates Dry Eye Syndrome so bad, that one can not function anymore or sleep at night. I continue to do my part, warning everyone!! Stick it out with contact daily disposable lenses or glasses. You have now been warned...God bless!