If Your Child Or Ward Had Bariatric Surgery
If your child/ward had bariatric surgery, he/she should have first failed at dieting:
If he/she failed at dieting by following an expert's advice, it is most likely that he/she failed because the diet he/she was given was flawed.
Expert's diets are flawed in one main way - they are too extreme. So extreme, that no one can follow them.
There are several different ways in which expert diets achieve their extremeness.
To understand them, you have to look to the physiology and starvation literature and recognize that the diet literature is corrupt.
If you want to gain an understanding of the problem, read my ebooks: Why Diets Fail: The Simple Mistake That Ruins Millions Of Lives and MASSematics tm: How To Get Rich By Not Dieting. Both are available here.
Bariatric surgery has its own set of reasons why it should not have been performed:
1. If he/she failed at dieting and the diet was provided to him/her by an expert, he/she had no choice but to fail since the diet was, in all probability, flawed.
This means that he/she did not have a real opportunity to avoid the knife, since the diet he/she was given was destined to fail him/her.
His/her surgeon should have first made sure that he/she was on a possible diet program, instead of an impossible one.
Since he/she was not given a real opportunity to lose weight by dieting, his/her surgery was not indicated.
Therefore, it should never have been performed.
2. Because you were not aware that his/her diet virtually guaranteed he/she would have surgery, you could not provide an informed consent.
A surgery performed without an informed consent, except in instances where consent is impossible (e.g., coma following a car accident), is a breach of medical ethics. It may constitute a battery (an unconsented harmful contact) or negligence.
He/she may be able to recover damages if he/she had been battered, the victim of medical negligence or unethical medical conduct.
3. If he/she was not provided a diet to follow before your surgery, he/she should not have been surgerized.
If your child or ward was on a diet first and failed, he/she may have been injured by the:
If the diet:
If before your child's or ward's surgery, he/she was either not on a diet or failed on a diet, then the following may have injured him/her: