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Being Famous Does Not Protect A Patient From Poor Medical Care

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Even famous football coaches can be victimized by medical malpractice.

Notre Dame Football Coach’s Malpractice Suit Goes To Trial

Notre Dame coach Charlie Weis’ medical malpractice suit against two Boston doctors is scheduled to go to trial next month.

Weis nearly died after undergoing gastric bypass surgery in June 2002, when he was the offensive coordinator for the New England Patriots. Weis had the operation to lose weight after battling chronic obesity for years.

Weis began bleeding internally soon after the operation and was in a coma for two weeks.

His lawsuit alleges that Massachusetts General Hospital physicians Charles Ferguson and Richard Hodin acted negligently. The doctors deny they did anything wrong.

For some reason complications from gastric bypass operations arrive quite frequently at my office door in Florida.