Peggy Corbett had been experiencing traumatic seizures daily, until one day she finally sought the medical expertise of Dr. Gary Weiss. Dr. Weiss had performed multiple testson Corbett including taking an x-ray of her brain, after which he concluded that the cause for her seizures were 28 small lesions scattered over her left and right hemispheres. She was then diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (M.S.). The diagnosis shocked Corbett, “I went through all the phases of grief [including] denial,” she said in an interview.
Five years after her diagnosis, Corbett discovered a complaint filed in 2011 by the Colorado Board of Medicine after a patient Weiss treated for M.S. died from a complication the Board believed Weiss should have found. Allegedly, Weiss had moved to Florida shortly after to avoid losing his medical license. Several lawsuits were filed against Weiss from his Colorado patients who been misdiagnosed with M.S. Weiss also held a medical license in Illinois which he was forced to surrender. Furthermore, an investigation found that State Farm accused Weiss of billing the insurance company millions of dollars for hundreds of worthless diagnostic tests, although he was later cleared of racketeering and fraud charges. Weiss also settled a medical malpractice lawsuit for $250,000 with a Florida woman in 2015.
After Corbett’s discovery, she sought a second medical opinion and was informed that she definitely did not have M.S. “I just wish that he could get his license taken away,” Corbett said in response to discovering Weiss’s abysmal professional history. “How many more are out there?”
Can I Sue My Doctor for Medical Malpractice?
If you are living in Alaska and suspect that you have been a victim of medical malpractice, talking with an experienced medical malpractice lawyer is the first step you should take. Do not delay as medical malpractice lawsuits in Alaska are subject to a statute of limitations.
The statute of limitations in Alaska is the deadline by which you may file a medical malpractice lawsuit. In Alaska, you must file your claim no more than two years after your medical injury or two years from the date you should have first noticed the medical injury. For example, if a surgeon leaves any surgical material in your body after a procedure and you begin to feel pain three years after the surgery, your deadline for filing a claim will begin the first time you feel pain and end two years later.
What if I Have a Claim for Medical Malpractice?
Contact the lawyers at Power & Power Law. A medical injury can cause pain, suffering, disfigurement, inconvenience, loss of enjoyment of life, mental distress, and severe financial hardships. Our lawyers are committed to obtaining financial recovery for the injured and the family. Alaska residents in the Anchorage area, if you are suffering from a medical injury, contact us at 907-222-9990for a complimentary evaluation of your case, or visit us online and complete the consultation form.