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Infamous Surgeon Suing Malpractise Insurance Company

Fri, 01/13/2012 - 5:19am

(AP) Mark Weinberger, a former surgeon who became notorious for fleeing the country when faced with legal and ethical questions surrounding his treatment of hundreds of people in and around northwestern Indiana, is suing his malpractice insurance company. If you haven't read his story, click here. He claims the company failed to properly defend him in hundreds of civil cases.

The Post-Tribune reports Weinberger is seeking unspecified damages from Medical Assurance Co. The lawsuit alleges Medical Assurance used information garnered from Weinberger's estimated 350 malpractice cases in its own lawsuit against Weinberger. That lawsuit, filed in 2006, seeks to determine what role if any Medical Assurance owes in Weinberger's cases. A telephone message seeking comment from Medical Assurance was left Wednesday by The Associated Press.

Weinberger was captured in Italy two years ago after more than five years on the run. He still faces lawsuits from hundreds of former patients.

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