Posted on Tuesday, March 15th, 2011 at 3:53 pm
A Indiana doctor has been named in a medical malpractice lawsuit filed by the family of a deceased woman who claim a misdiagnosis led to her death.
The lawsuit, filed by the family of Phyllis Barnes, is one of hundreds filed against former Merrillville, Ind., ear, nose and throat doctro Mark Weinberger. The lawsuit alleges the former doctor, as well as physician assistant Joe Clinkenbeard, negligently caused the death of Barnes in September 2004.
In the lawsuit, attorney Kenneth J. Allen claims Weinberger diagnosed Barnes with nasal polyps and a deviated septum, rather than the cancer she actually had. Allen argues Weinberger’s actions were not mistakes, but rather an international scheme to make money doing unnecessary surgeries.
Weinberger was indicted in December 2006 on criminal charges he billed insurance companies for procedures he didn’t perform. He plead guilty last October to 22 counts of health care fraud. He is also facing more than 350 state medical malpractice lawsuits.
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