GP hails appeal victory in $364k obesity case

Speaking publicly for the first time, Sydney nutrition specialist Dr Emmanuel Varipatis hailed last week’s Court of Appeal decision as a “win for commonsense” and “for medicine in Australia and for the health system and for the public”.

MO revealed the NSW Supreme Court had ordered Dr Varipatis to make the huge payment in December after finding him negligent for failing to refer his former patient to a weight loss clinic or for bariatric surgery. The patient, Luis Almario, who is 154cm tall and weighed up to 140kg under Dr Varipatis’ care,

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