A fat bastard who is dying as a result of stuffing his gob with tonnes of food has managed to convince a gullible court that everyone else is to blame.
A morbidly obese man dying of liver cancer has been awarded more than $350,000 from his doctor because the GP failed to refer him to a weight-loss clinic or send him for lap-band surgery.
Medical experts say the case of Luis Almario is a legal landmark in NSW and will force suburban doctors to ensure overweight patients shed kilos or risk being sued.
What are they going to do, forcibly strap these fat bastards to a bench and starve them into thinness?
In his verdict, Justice Joseph Campbell said when Dr Varipatis first saw his patient in 1997, Mr Almario was “morbidly obese and suffered from a constellation of other inter-related conditions, all affected by his obesity, including the liver disease”.
He upheld that the doctor was legally responsible for the disease progressing to cirrhosis, liver failure and eventually liver cancer.
“I am satisfied that but for the negligence of the defendant, the liver disease would not have progressed to cirrhosis and one could have expected a great improvement in his health generally, had bariatric surgery been successful, and a healthful weight been achieved by Mr Almario following surgery,” Justice Campbell noted.
He found Dr Varipatis negligent on three counts but the GP has appealed the decision, backed by his insurer Avant. Allan Tattersall, acting general manager of claims at Avant, told industry publication the Medical Observer that it was in the interest of all GPs to refer the case back to the courts.
At what point did this fat bastard start to think that maybe he should stop stuffing his gob with food?
Personal responsibility – will it ever come back in style?