Weinberger loses another civil case
Post-Tribune staff report March 16, 2013 10:48PM
Updated: April 18, 2013 6:44AM
The monetary judgments against former Merrillville nose doctor Mark Weinberger continue to add up after a jury awarded one of his former patients $450,690.
Weinberger, who is serving seven years in federal prison for health insurance fraud, has been sued by hundreds of his former clients who claim he hurt them by drilling unneeded holes in their heads. Several juries have already found against him, with the largest judgment given so far being $13 million for his former patient Phyllis Barnes, who died after he did not detect her cancer.
The newest judgment was awarded to his former patient Robert Hall, who went to Weinberger with snoring and nasal complaints. Weinberger suggested five different surgeries but instead just cut holes in his nasal passage, according to a release from Hall’s attorneys, Cohen & Malad.