Expert insight: GP loses obesity case

What are the legal implications for GPs of a court ruling that awarded an obese patient compensation after his doctor “failed to proactively manage” the man’s condition?

A GP is told to pay $364,000 to a morbidly obese man after failing to refer him to either a weight management clinic or for bariatric surgery.

The Supreme Court negligence case has alarmed many Australian Doctor readers who say the judgement shifts excessive responsibility onto doctors for the management of a problem