Why on Earth would I even consider reading all that mindless medical drivel?
You have no point, made no point, proved nothing, said nothing, it's just a heap of clips and quotes meaning sweet f-all.
I can't believe you even see some relationship in what you are claiming and what has been said here by myself and others.
The guy was a fat bastard, FACT.
He injured his back lifting something. FACT
he MUST lose weight before the doctor can operate or it is a pointless surgery. FACT.
He thinks it's the COMPANY'S responsibility to cover his weight loss surgery. FALSE.
In order to have a case for court he must prove negligence as a result of causation.
Was this "obesity" CAUSED because he was asked to lift something at work?
Nope, thus it was not the employers fault and not the employers responsibility to resolve.
Was his "injury" CAUSED because he lifted something that strained his back? Yes, and thus his spinal surgery is rightly covered.
If someone is grossly overweight, and HE lifts weight, his weight increases the chances of his back injury, it's not a work related injury beyond the spinal surgery, he didn't get to be a fat f**k due to his work. And his weight makes him MORE prone to back injury from the most common of issues, sciatica, disk compression, pinched nerves, hyper extension etc. Stomach muscles play a HUGE part in spinal alignment and strength.
Most obese people do not have the strongest stomach muscles (you can Google "obese with a six pack stomach" until your heart's content) and thus are FAR more susceptible to back injuries than people of average weight.
Your BMI bulls*t is as irrelevant to this discussion as the price of eggs last Wednesday.
Your harping on about googling doctors is horse crap, quotes or not.
"Does obesity CONTRIBUTE TO low back pain? Sure"
and you can add to that are you at higher risk of injuring your back when LIFTING while obese rather than healthy.
What was the causation of the injury? Lifting.
What was the causation of his weight? Who knows but it has nothing to do with his work.
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