A Merrillville doctor serving prison time for billing insurance companies for medical procedures that were never performed is getting his first sniff of freedom as he nears his release date.
MERRILLVILLE | The ability to pay a child's tuition. Buying flights to see family in Poland. Finally paying for a dog's knee replacement.
The final 60 patients who have pending medical malpractice claims against former Merrillville sinus doctor Mark Weinberger will receive compensation through a settlement, according to a news release from the Indiana Department of Insurance and attorney Kenneth J. Allen.
Nearly a decade's worth of civil lawsuits against Merrillville's infamous "Nose Doc" netted malpractice victims a collective $66 million in 2013. But neither the former doctor nor his insurance company will pay the lion's share.
CROWN POINT | Nearly 300 patients of former Merrillville sinus doctor Mark Weinberger are collectively set to receive a $55 million settlement for malpractice claims, attorneys in the case announced Monday.
CROWN POINT | A Lake Superior Court jury has awarded $450,000 in damages to a former Lowell man for injuries he suffered as a patient of former Merrillville “Nose Doc” Mark Weinberger.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Court of Appeals upheld a second medical malpractice judgment on Thursday against Mark Weinberger, the Merrillville nose doctor sentenced in October to seven years in federal prison for health care fraud.
VALPARAISO | A seven-year prison sentence for convicted former Merrillville "Nose Doc" Mark Weinberger brought closure in his criminal case this month, but potentially hundreds of former patients seek another kind of justice.
HAMMOND | Accusing former Merrillville “Nose Doc” Mark Weinberger of using "his patients like an ATM," a federal judge sentenced the defendant to seven years in federal prison Friday.
HAMMOND | Former patients and victims of Mark Weinberger expressed measured joy Friday for the seven-year prison sentence the former sinus doctor received.
MERRILLVILLE | The only way an indicted former Merrillville doctor could have accomplished express sinus surgeries on his patients would have been with the efficiency of a hand grenade, a local attorney contends.
CHICAGO | What does a former sinus doctor indicted for health care fraud and once featured on the "America's Most Wanted" fugitive television program do to keep busy once he's caught?
HAMMOND | Indicted former Merrillville sinus doctor Mark Weinberger is asking a federal judge to let him walk free following a sentencing hearing slated for later this week.
HAMMOND | Former Merrillville sinus doctor Mark Weinberger appeared in federal court Monday to plead guilty to 22 counts of health care fraud.
HAMMOND | Mark Weinberger, Merrillville's notorious "Nose Doc," took another shot at pleading guilty to federal health care fraud charges Friday — more than a year after a judge rejected a previous plea attempt.
HAMMOND | A judge has rejected several motions indicted former Merrillville sinus doctor Mark Weinberger filed on his own behalf, federal court records show.
HAMMOND| Merrillville's infamous ear, nose and throat doctor could be close to a second plea deal in his federal health care fraud case, according to court records filed Monday.
CROWN POINT | The Court of Appeals of Indiana on Thursday upheld a decision by a Lake County judge to approve psychological evaluations for two men who have sued an indicted former Merrillville sinus doctor.
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