You forced me to eat so I am suing you


#1

**MAN mountain Paul Mason plans to SUE the NHS - claiming they ignored his plight as he rocketed towards 70 stone (980 pounds). **

Warning link has picture of naked man --you can not see his privates.

Fattest man Paul Mason sues the NHS for allegedly ‘letting him grow’ | The Sun |News

So when is it someone else’s fault that you can not stop overeating?


#2

Shouldn’t he be suing his grocery store (for when he was able to buy for himself) and the people who bought food for him after he could no longer buy for himself? I mean, I get that he is Poed that his gastric bypass surgery got postponed for something like 14 years, but who shoveled those 20,000 calories a day into his mouth? And how did those 20,000 calories a day come within range of his mouth when he was basically immobile?


#3

Happy meals, we all know how dangerous they are and Moms are incapable of saying no.


#4

[quote=“PeteS_in_CA, post:2, topic:28803”]
Shouldn’t he be suing his grocery store (for when he was able to buy for himself) and the people who bought food for him after he could no longer buy for himself? I mean, I get that he is Poed that his gastric bypass surgery got postponed for something like 14 years, but who shoveled those 20,000 calories a day into his mouth? And how did those 20,000 calories a day come within range of his mouth when he was basically immobile?
[/quote]All good questions since I garnered from the post that he was on the public dole in order to be able to do this.


#5

Maybe he should have gotten those 20 orders a day of fish and chips without chips and without tartar sauce!


#6

My filter is blocking me from the link. :sad:


#7

So they should have prevented him from eating, and let him starve to death …


#8

For a second, while reading the title, i thought it said " your forced me to eat you ; I’m suing you!"


#9

So long as he had water, that would have taken a very, very long time.


#10

Very true - although, I understand that the overweight body uses up its excess at about the same % rate as the thin body, and regardless, the body should start feeding on itself after about 40 days.


#11

Im suing all chair factories for my hemorrhoids.


#12

Me Too!


#13

My filter is blocking me from the link.

This will give you the flavour of the story:

[Fattest man is suing the NHS for ‘letting me grow’](The progressive “climate of hate:” An illustrated primer, 2000-2010)
By EMMA MORTON
The Sun Health and Science Editor
Published: 07 Jan 2011

Paul - once the world’s fattest man - vowed to use any compo to help other patients who need weight-loss ops.

The 50-year-old, of Ipswich, said he begged his local NHS trust for help at 30st.

But the medic he consulted in 1996 told him: “Ride your bike more.”

When the former postman hit 64st he asked to see an eating disorders specialist, but was sent to a dietician.

He had life-saving gastric surgery last year and is now a relatively slim 37st.

He took an overdose of powerful pain killers because of his huge body mass they failed to do any harm. He later slashed his wrists after having an earlier gastric band op cancelled.

Five more years passed before he was given the chance to have the operation.

At his heaviest Paul was eating 20,000 calories a day - ten times what a normal, healthy man should consume - and the cost of caring for him is thought to have hit £1million in 15 years.

They give his weight in stone; 1st = 14 pounds.


#14

So, the socialized health care system was caring for him at high cost for several years while refusing to take a more drastic action that would reduce the cost of his care over the long-term? Is that what ocurred here?


#15

Yep. The guy relied on his government nanny and the nanny “failed” him. And now he’s throwing a tantrum.


#16

While this seems to be the truth, did he have any other choice in the UK?


#17

But they couldn’t/wouldn’t force him to eat that much. That was still his choice.


#18

Good Point.

However, I remember a friend of my Dad’s that was diagnosed as having a condition where his body didn’t burn hardly any of his intake even if he exercised. At the same time, the body was telling him that he wasn’t getting enough nutrients which gave him a voracious appetite. Even with a very restricted diet, he gained weight rapidly. He eventually died of a heart attack in his 50’s.

Strange things can happen when a couple of your body’s sensory systems stop working well together. With my Type 2 diabetes, not eating at certain times can make my glucose levels rise to high levels. It’s the pancreas (insulin) and liver (glucose) not responding to each other properly. Instead of moderating each other, they both can spiral out of control.


#19

I’ve heard of something similar - even so, no outside force was involved in his appetite.