Hold on a second there - it's Fox News. That screams senstationalist crap to me.
dream - where do you get from the story that this has anything to do with the legal system? This was a complaint to the doctor's professional board. These are the people that you are supposed to complain to if you have a problem with the doctor's bedside manner.
Dr. Terry Bennett says he tells obese patients their weight is bad for their health and their love lives, but the lecture drove one patient to complain to the state.
I don't know about you but I wouldn't want my doctor lecturing on my love life. He is supposed to deal with medical problems but it kind of sounds like he went a little beyond that.
There just are not enough facts to be jumping to conclusions. He could have said "Nobody would want to have sex with you fatty." Who knows? All I know is that Fox News tries to make these things as sensational as possible.
I could have put the link to the New Hampshire newspaper report if you like. It is from the AP, not something FOX is blowing out of proportion.
"I told a fat woman she was obese," Bennett says. "I tried to get her attention. I told her, 'You need to get on a program, join a group of like-minded people and peel off the weight that is going to kill you.' "
This doesn't look that bad to me. It also says she took it to the New Hampshire Board of Medicine looked at it now it is going to the State attorney general's office to investigate. It is going to the state law. It sounds to me like she didn't like it, took it to the Medical Board didn't like that she only go a written apology and now is looking for more. This is the problem, if you tell someone the truth, and they don't like it, you can eventually get them removed from their job.
Back to my original subject: where does it end? He is doing his job, take it for what it is worth. If you don't like it go to a new doctor until someone tells you that you are fine....drop dead....and then come back to haunt them.
PS Everyone still knows that she is a fatty now!