Negligence payout to obese man stokes precedent fears

VIDEO: $364k obesity payout: the legal implications

Since first being reported by MO, the NSW Supreme Court ruling against Sydney GP Dr Emmanuel Varipatis has captured national headlines with medico-legal experts calling it a possible precedent that could impose stricter standards of care on practitioners.

The patient, Luis Almario, who was 154cm tall and weighed up to 140kg during 14 years of treatment with the GP, now has terminal liver cancer as a result of his obesity and successfully argued Dr Varipatis was negligent

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