Expert Witness Opines for Notre Dame Coach

Notre Dame’s head football coach Charlie Weis is suing two surgeons he says bungled his care after gastric bypass surgery five years ago. Gastric surgery expert witness Dr. Alan Wittgrove testified that one of the doctors made the wrong decisions when Weis took a turn for the worst after undergoing gastric bypass surgery in 2002.

Expert witness Wittgrove said Dr. Hodin should not have prescribed a blood thinner for Weis. The reports: “He should have operated on him to stop the bleeding. And in doing so, he would have repaired the leak that was also there,” Wittgrove said. Weis is expected to take the stand on Wednesday.

In an odd turn of events, the first trial ended in a mistrial in February after a juror collapsed and the physicans being sued rushed to his aid.