‘Win for common sense’: GP speaks of appeal victory

As first reported by MO, the NSW Supreme Court in December ordered Sydney nutrition specialist Dr Emmanuel Varipatis to make the massive payment to his patient of many years after the man successful argued the doctor was negligent for failing to refer him to a weight loss clinic or for bariatric surgery.

The patient, Luis Almario, who was 154cm tall and weighed up to 140kg while under Dr Varipatis’ care from 1997 to 2011, developed liver cancer as a result of liver disease brought on by his obesity.

Yesterday a three-judge panel in the Court of Appeal unanimously dismissed the initial ruling saying a GP&rsquo

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