Charlie Weis’ Massachusetts Medical Malpractice Case Set For Trial
Former New England Patriots offensive coordinator Charlie Weis, who now is the head football coach at Notre Dame, has a medical malpractice trial starting in the Suffolk Superior Court in February, 2007. The case stems from a botched gastric bypass surgery performed in 2002. Here is an article on this case provided by WBZ News Radio 1030:
"BOSTON (AP) — 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.
Weis has reportedly altered Notre Dame’s spring football schedule to accommodate the trial.
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady — who stayed at Weis’ bedside for much of the ordeal — is expected to be called as a witness."