Florida Doctors Refuse to Treat Obese Pregnant Women

by Savitha C Muppala on  May 18, 2011 at 10:57 PM General Health News   - G J E 4
Florida doctors have some explanation to give following reports that they have been rejecting obese pregnant patients fearing pregnancy related complications and potential legal hassles that might follow.
 Florida Doctors Refuse to Treat Obese Pregnant Women
Florida Doctors Refuse to Treat Obese Pregnant Women

Some doctors have also set a low cut-off limit of 90 kg weight, beyond which they refuse healthcare services to pregnant women.  

A poll revealed that out of 105 doctors, nearly 15 have admitted to rejecting obese patients.

Though this is against ethics of medical practice, some doctors seem to go the extra mile to safeguard themselves and keep their records spotless. 

Source: Medindia

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I disagree. Especially with their rationale that their medical equipment can't support weight more than 250 lbs. This article shows that most common medical equipment can hold up to 500 lbs.
TheBirthingSite Monday, May 30, 2011
Doctors can choose their patients as long as it's not an emergency. so if they don't want obese pregnant women for their patients, that's perfectly fine. It's the doctors' choice.
ennairam_23 Wednesday, May 18, 2011

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