A few morbidly overweight dad and mom is suing the St. Louis Youngsters’s Hospital for refusing to carry out reverse liposuction surgical procedure on their “skinny and light-boned” 4-year previous daughter, demanding a $1,2 million compensation.
Jason and Maureen Moore from Oakville in Missouri, say they’re each “heavy and big-boned”, however that their daughter Lily wasn’t as fortunate and “seems anorexic”.
They requested her physician a number of occasions to do one thing about “her being so shamefully underweight” however he refused.
They consulted three totally different docs from the hospital with the identical outcome, so Maureen Moore says they’d no different alternative than to sue the hospital to defend their daughter’s rights.
“When different individuals see this hollow-cheeked starveling, they assume we underfeed her. Poor factor, she’s simply pores and skin and bones!”
Ms. Moore says this can be a flagrant case of discrimination based mostly on weight and a blatant violation of their household’s civil rights, because the hospital will “settle for to make fats individuals skinny, however not the opposite manner round”.
“We need to assist our daughter by correcting her weight downside by way of surgical procedure, however these cussed docs refuse as a result of they’ve a fetish for skinny chicks.”
The St. Louis Youngsters’s Hospital denies any wrongdoing or any type of discrimination towards obese sufferers.
It a quick press launch, it says its institutional coverage about each liposuction and reverse liposuction surgical procedures is that such procedures are to not be carried out on youngsters youthful than eight years.
Consultants disagree regarding the attainable consequence of this uncommon trial which is attracting numerous media consideration.
Whereas some civil rights consultants see this as a transparent case of institutional discrimination and anticipate the Moore household to win, different consultants in specializing in medical litigations say the hospital solely utilized its coverage and did nothing fallacious.
Jason and Maureen Moore insist that it doesn’t matter what consequence the trial has, they may discover a physician keen to make their daughter “wholesome and chubby”.