Kenneth J. Allen & Associates - Injury Attorneys
Illinois and Indiana Personal Injury Lawyers and Attorneys Trial and Civil Litigation Law Firm.
Passion. Commitment. Excellence.
Those three words best describe the driving forces behind Kenneth J. Allen & Associates. Our firm is devoted exclusively to the practice of Accident and Injury Law, and exclusively to the people - not corporations - seriously hurt or killed in incidents as varied as on-the-job accidents, semi-truck crashes, injuries from a defective product, or loss of life because of a doctor's medical malpractice.
As the only multi-state law firm in Valparaiso Indiana, Merrillville Indiana, Indianapolis Indiana, Northwest Indiana, Chicagoland, Joliet Illinois, Tinley Park Illinois, Chicago Illinois accepting serious injury and wrongful death cases, exclusively, Kenneth J. Allen & Associates is experienced and knowledgeable in the details and procedures that can make or break a case.
Monday-Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Italian newspapers have reported that a northwest Indiana "nose doctor" who disappeared in 2004 after allegedly bilking patients and Medicare out of millions of dollars was arrested Tuesday in Italy, the Northwest Indiana Post-Tribune is reporting. Mark Weinberger, 46, of Merrillville, Ind., was in a hospital in Aosta with minor neck injuries after trying to commit suicide with a box cutter. Known locally as "The Nose Doctor," Weinberger, an otolaryngologist, disappeared in September 2004 while on vacation with his wife in Greece after abandoning his Merrillville Center for Advanced Surgery, and The Nose and Sinus Center. When he disappeared, Weinberger was said to be $5.7 million in debt, and would soon face sanctions, lawsuits and criminal charges. Weinberger's medical license was revoked after the Indiana Attorney General's office charged him with numerous counts of insurance fraud, gross overbilling, billing for unnecessary surgeries and for services not rendered. Weinberger faces a 22-count indictment when he gets back to the United States. Valparaiso attorney Kenneth J. Allen is suing Dr. Weinberger on behalf of more than 60 patients he says Weinberger misdiagnosed. One of them, 50-year-old Phyllis Barnes, died. "This man is a disgrace. Phyllis went to Dr. Weinberger with a sore throat and Dr. Weinberger gave her the same diagnosis that he gave thousands of other people. You have a deviated septum and nasal polyps, and you need surgery," Allen said. Barnes' sister, Peggy Hood, says it broke her heart to watch a vibrant social worker, who loved to help people, waste away in a period of six months as she battled throat cancer. Hood is happy Weinberger will be brought back to justice in the United States. "I, right now, could not even talk to the man. I have such hard or strong feelings against him that there's nothing I would say to him right now," Hood said. Allen says a panel of doctors in Indiana has already found Weinberger negligent. Other patients affected include a 9-year-old eventually found to have brain tumors.