Obese man who sued GP to appeal

Luis Almario made headlines earlier this year when he was awarded $364,000 after he claimed his Sydney-based GP, Dr Emmanuel Varipatis, was negligent because he did not refer him for bariatric surgery or to a weight loss clinic.

He claimed the complications of his obesity led to liver cancer.

In April the Supreme Court overturned the decision, saying a doctor’s duty of care did not extend to giving “futile” advice.

Last week Mr Almario’s lawyers confirmed they had applied for special leave to

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