ILNews

Judges dismiss interlocutory appeal in Weinberger suit as untimely

Back to TopCommentsE-mailPrintBookmark and Share

The Indiana Court of Appeals has dismissed a patient’s interlocutory appeal in his medical malpractice lawsuit against former doctor Mark Weinberger and related entities, finding it has no jurisdiction to entertain the appeal.

Robert Durall sued Weinberger, his practice and other related businesses after determining that Weinberger performed unnecessary surgeries to correct sinus problems. Durall is just one of hundreds of former patients who sued Weinberger, who fled the country as these claims mounted against him.

The defendants asked the court to limit Durall’s negligence claims solely to Weinberger, bar Durall from recovering emotional damages arising from Weinberger’s flight to Europe, and to dismiss Durall’s claims as untimely.

The trial court granted the defense’s first two requests and otherwise denied the motion. Durall filed a motion to reconsider the Nov. 19, 2012, order on Jan. 7, 2013. The trial court certified its order and the denial of the motion to reconsider for discretionary interlocutory appeal.

In Robert Durall v. Mark S. Weinberger, M.D., Mark Weinberger, M.D., P.C., Merrillville Center for Advanced Surgery, LLC, and Nose and Sinus Center, LLC, 45A03-1304-CT-103, Senior Judge Carr Darden pointed out that Durall failed to comply with Indiana Appellate Rule 14(B) by not appealing the Nov. 19 order within 30 days. The trial court also did not comply with Rule 14(B)’s requirements for belated certification of appeals. Without proper certification, “we have no jurisdiction to entertain an interlocutory appeal,” Darden wrote.

 

ADVERTISEMENT

Post a comment to this story

COMMENTS POLICY
We reserve the right to remove any post that we feel is obscene, profane, vulgar, racist, sexually explicit, abusive, or hateful.
 
You are legally responsible for what you post and your anonymity is not guaranteed.
 
Posts that insult, defame, threaten, harass or abuse other readers or people mentioned in Indiana Lawyer editorial content are also subject to removal. Please respect the privacy of individuals and refrain from posting personal information.
 
No solicitations, spamming or advertisements are allowed. Readers may post links to other informational websites that are relevant to the topic at hand, but please do not link to objectionable material.
 
We may remove messages that are unrelated to the topic, encourage illegal activity, use all capital letters or are unreadable.
 

Messages that are flagged by readers as objectionable will be reviewed and may or may not be removed. Please do not flag a post simply because you disagree with it.

Sponsored by

facebook - twitter on Facebook & Twitter

Indiana State Bar Association

Indianapolis Bar Association

Evansville Bar Association

Allen County Bar Association

Indiana Lawyer on Facebook

facebook
ADVERTISEMENT
Subscribe to Indiana Lawyer
  1. What is this, the Ind Supreme Court thinking that there is a separation of powers and limited enumerated powers as delegated by a dusty old document? Such eighteen century thinking, so rare and unwanted by the elites in this modern age. Dictate to us, dictate over us, the massess are chanting! George Soros agrees. Time to change with times Ind Supreme Court, says all President Snows. Rule by executive decree is the new black.

  2. I made the same argument before a commission of the Indiana Supreme Court and then to the fedeal district and federal appellate courts. Fell flat. So very glad to read that some judges still beleive that evidentiary foundations matter.

  3. KUDOS to the Indiana Supreme Court for realizing that some bureacracies need to go to the stake. Recall what RWR said: "No government ever voluntarily reduces itself in size. Government programs, once launched, never disappear. Actually, a government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life we'll ever see on this earth!" NOW ... what next to this rare and inspiring chopping block? Well, the Commission on Gender and Race (but not religion!?!) is way overdue. And some other Board's could be cut with a positive for State and the reputation of the Indiana judiciary.

  4. During a visit where an informant with police wears audio and video, does the video necessary have to show hand to hand transaction of money and narcotics?

  5. I will agree with that as soon as law schools stop lying to prospective students about salaries and employment opportunities in the legal profession. There is no defense to the fraudulent numbers first year salaries they post to mislead people into going to law school.

ADVERTISEMENT