Criminal Justice

“Nose Doctor” Patient Settlement Announced

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June 25, 2013 —  A $55-million settlement’s been announced to provide compression to former patients of Merrillville nose doctor Mark Weinberger.

The settlement approved by Lake Superior Court Judge George Peras will provide compensation to 282 former patients of Weinberger, who claimed he committed medical malpractice.

Weinberger, who formerly advertised himself as “The Nose Doc”, left the country in 2004, after he was indicted on 22 counts of health care fraud.  He’s currently serving a seven-year federal prison sentence.  The civil lawsuits filed by former patients of Weinberger alleged that he performed unnecessary and/or negligent surgeries.

 

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