COOK COUNTY JURY VERDICT REPORTER
CASE TITLE: RICK AIELLO and JOANN AIELLO, v. JEROME AGREST, O. D.,
and CARILLON VISION CARE, LTD.
CASE NUMBER: 12 L 3350
AMOUNT OF SETTLEMENT: $1,750,000.00
INSURANCE FOR DEFENDANTS: Assurance Company of America
PLAINTIFF’S AGE (at present time): 58/Male—White—Caucasian
DATE OF OCCURRENCE: Continuing course of negligent optometric evaluation
and treatment from 2000 and 2010.
FACTS OF OCCURRENCE: Plaintiff was being followed by optometrist for
approximately 10 years with elevated intra—ocular
pressures. The optometrist never adequately advised
plaintiff regarding the effects of the high pressures or
referred Mr. Aiello to a specialist for evaluation and
INJURIES: Severely impaired functional vision in his left eye and mildly
impaired vision in right eye as a result of the untreated glaucoma.
PAST LOST INCOME: None claimed.
ATTORNEYS FOR PLAINTIFFS: John M. Power
Cogan & Power, P. C.
ATTORNEY FOR DEFENDANTS: Jeffrey Lipe, Esq.
Tom Pontikas, Esq.
Ryan A. Kelly, Esq.
Lipe, Lyons, Murphy, Nahrstadt & Pontikis
COMMENTS: This matter settled at Mediation before The Honorable Joseph Casciato
NAME & PHONE NUMBER OF PERSON SUBMITTING THIS REPORT:
John M. Power
May 27, 2015