60 Patients of Indiana Nose Doc to Be Compensated

July 1, 2013

The final 60 patients who have pending medical malpractice claims against a former northwestern Indiana nose surgeon who disappeared while vacationing in Greece and was captured five years later on an Italian mountainside will receive compensation through a settlement.

The Times of Munster reports the settlement amount for patients of Mark Weinberger wasn’t disclosed in a news release from the Indiana Department of Insurance and attorney Kenneth J. Allen. The civil lawsuits sought damages, saying Weinberger performed unnecessary or negligent surgeries leading to pain and suffering.

A Lake County judge has approved a $55 million settlement involving 282 former patients of Weinberger. In a separate criminal case, Weinberger pleaded guilty to 22 counts of health care fraud last year. He is serving a seven-year sentence in federal prison.

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