Medics Refuses to Airlift Fat Guy to Hospital

Submitted by: eugenius 9 years ago in

You just know the Obesity Law & Advocacy Center is going to have a field day with this.
There are 52 comments:
Male 27
anyone else notice that the word `services` is spelled wrong? Watch the video again, 10 seconds in.
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Female 194
wow that sucks....that person should know its time for change when the heli couldnt transport him...maybe next time he wont be so lucky
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Male 2,781
I VOLUNTEERED IN THE RED CROSS IN MEXICO AND THERE WERE A COUPLE OF PATIENTS I`LL NEVER FORGET. THERE WAS THIS REALLY HEAVYSET LADY WHOSE CAR WAS T`BONED. EVER SEEN `THE NUTTY PROFESSOR`? WAS JUST LIKE THAT. THEY HAD TO CUT UP HER CAR TO GET HER OUT. WHEN WE GOT HER ON THE STRETCHER, DAMNED THING GODDAMNED CRUNCHED IN HALF WHEN WE LIFTED IT UP!!! TOOK THE WHOLE DAMN TEAM TO GET HER ON AND OFF THE AMBULANCE. SHE WAS JUST SO HUGE!! AND TALL LIKE 6`6.
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Female 1,566
"Here`s a link about defenseive tackle Tank Johnson along with a picture. Would you say he`s obese?"

No, but if he can`t fit on the damn helicopter, he can`t fit on the damn helicopter. & if he`s an athlete, he`s probably pretty healthy, thus probably isn`t going to be needing an airlift any time soon.

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Male 29
I do med flights in a Lear 35. We had this very large patient who was 530 pounds and had one leg. He had probably a 63-inch or so waist. Our door is 24-inches wide. Needless to say that flight didn`t go. Aside from size, his situation would keep him from quickly egressing in an emergency. That becomes a major liablility.
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Male 330
they need to get better choppers and planes,i mean,how can a plane lift only 350 pounds?i can see a helicopter with those limitions,but they need to get something new,its not a chopper,its not a plane,its both!the osprey!it takes off like a chopper,then the engenens tilt forward,and it flies like a plane.but there only for the airforce,publc versions will be avalable someday.
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Male 639
Good, there is absolutely no excuse for being fat!
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Male 149
Try actually thinking about it.

A 5`8" person can be obese and weigh around 300 pounds or more.

Athletes can weigh that much too.

Here`s a link about defenseive tackle Tank Johnson along with a picture. Would you say he`s obese?

http://withleather.com/post.phtml?pk=299...

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Male 1,053
unborn_sun

NO not at all your incorrect... if their to fat to fit then thats their problem... their should be a tax for overweight people! so the government can afford bigger helicopters! so we dont need to pay for fat ppl!?!

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Male 1,053
clear sky`s right.. they all have diffrent excususthat their fat... the most pathetic one i herd was

"i would get out and do excersize but im to fat to fit through the door and go out!" so he tryed to sue the council for not having big enough doors ! god i hate fat pplz

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Male 149
Gee, a lot of hatred in this thread for the jolly round folk. Have you guys ever stopped to consider that a 6`4" or taller musclebound athlete might just break the weight limit too?

I`m sure you`d side with the guy because he`s more socially accepted. "He should sue! It`s not his fault the medics can`t fit his aesthetically pleasing prettiness into the helicopter!"

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Male 1,053
rofl LOOSE SOME WEIGHT THEN!!!
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Male 322
Interestingly the person who posted this isn`t responding to any criticism of his choice of title...
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Male 4,290
thecite, your post was probably deleted because you said something like "LAWL first LMAO am i cool nao??".

And grow up, who cares if you post first? If it was interesting, tell us what you wrote. If not, STFU.

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Male 294
Everyone hates fatasses. I hate fat people.
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Male 554
Suck my côck, yeahr, no "I`m a pretty little girl, I like pretty flowers." on that one!
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Male 554
I`d just like to say FúCK YOU whoever deleted my post, which was first.
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Male 25
Well if Lifeguard can`t spell service correctly, I don`t know if I want to fly with them anyway.
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Male 506
God Bless America
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Male 505
End world obesity and world hunger at once.
Eat fat people.
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Male 60


i knew he could fit
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Male 3,431
Fat people are harder to kidnap.
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Male 227
oddly enough...every fat person is fat for some other reason than just eating alot of crap...do some running

and i do hate how fat people get mad when they don`t get the same treatment...you made a decision to be fat...if you smoke you might get lung cancer and die...its your lifestyle so deal with is or change it

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Female 233
I know. I hope people don`t start sueing over the airlift not carrying people who are too big. Do I sue over rides I can`t get on due to my short height? nope, I get over it and go to the kiddies ride. lmao!
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Female 377
That`s like sueing people at amusement parks because you`re too fat to fit in the rollercoaster chair.

Not their fault.
That fat guy should work on his weight. Although there are medical exceptions, most fat people just need to stop moping, stop eating poo, and get up and exercise. It might be difficult, but it`s not impossible. Jesus.

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Male 731
The medics did NOT refuse. He exceeded weight limitations.. I am too tall to be a pilot. The air force did not refuse me.. or should I sue? lol
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Male 76
and by the way, performing an autopsy on fat people is a pain in the ass too. less carbs and fats, please.
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Male 1,204
now our tax dollars can be spent on those fatties who are too lazy to go on the treadmill. it`s been proven, only 2% of obesity cases are actually caused by thyroid problems. the other 98% are because you`re too lazy. darn obese people.
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Male 244
Oh, I`m sure he just has a thyroid problem.

</sarcasm>

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Male 285
Wow. They literally couldn`t transport the guy, they didn`t refuse. It`s not like they left him to die or anything. Laaaame.
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Male 1,182
and to Iphianassa ^ They can always just stopped eating all together
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Male 1,182
Just use like a CH-47 Chinook

That can lift a couple of elephants, artillery, 33,000 pounds!

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Female 35
I don`t see what the big deal is. If the helicopter can`t get off the ground or the person doesn`t fit through the door, it`s hardly discrimination...

That said, a note on the obesity comments: while weight CAN usually be controlled (and everyone should definitely try), that is not always the case and it`s not always as simple as it sounds. There are medical conditions and prescription medications that can cause weight gain. And most people who are overweight--for any reason--would prefer not to be. You can`t simply wish away extra weight.

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Male 575
They will probably make an obese specific helicopter, wider doors heavier weight limit and what not.
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Female 1,134
and it all starts with bad caffiteria foods that acutualy make you fat.
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Female 358
The title is kind of a lie. They`re not refusing to help overweight people--they just can`t.
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Male 10,440
eugenius > you idiot. you`re siding with the fat guy even though we don`t even know his own position.

Your description is all wrong. You`d think that if anyone could write a decent description, the person who submitted it should.

And yea, I agree with most of you, if the plane is not built for him then sucks to be him and take the "slow" "unhealthy" "unsafe" "unreliable" "outdated" ambulance.

Geez who uses that old crap-heap: the ambulance anyway? Why did they even invent it?

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Male 7,933
fatass
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Male 3,296
well they refused cuz they couldnt

and dont tell me u cant lose weight

i just lost 17 pounds in 3 weeks

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Male 2,160
its "refuse" or "refused" in the caption,not "refuses"...and thats just sad,they should sentence that lard heap to the treadmill
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Male 473
wow. if your soo fat a freakin helicopter cant lift you, you seriously need to lose some weight. lay off the twinkies
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Female 1,545
Another example of media sensationalism.

When you first read the headline, it`s a shock, so you decide to listen.
Once you actually hear the real story, it`s nothing new and actually pretty boring.

Way to go, msnbc.

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Female 1,492
^^^ but do you think people are gonna view it that way? if an overweight person can sue mcdonald`s than an overweight person can(and probably will) sue the air ambulances.
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Male 626
Another reson why overweight is bad for your health
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Male 322
lose some damn pounds...I am sure its everyones fault but his. Fat ass
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Female 115
With the pilot, med crew, and supplies, it`s understandable that they would have to put a weight limit on who they can air lift. It`s not pleasant to think about, but makes sense and has to be respected. I`m a big gal and even I can understand that. There is only so much room and weight that is safe for the helicopter. i understand large people, but it`s not the fault of the medical staff and such in cases like this.
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Male 1,583
if their to fat to fit in the helicopter how is it the airambualce peoples fault
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Male 602
It`s not "refused" it`s "couldn`t"...
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Male 1,011
Theres a big difference in:

A) You`re too fat to be treated, go away

B) You`re too fat for the aircraft to fly, so we cant take you in it.

The entire thing falls into the B category. Killing the people on the aircraft as well as you IS NOT FAIR TO THE AIR MEDICS...plain and simple!

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Male 1,825
just lose some fu*king weight
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Female 76
damn!!! you know your fat when you push the max weight limit of a frickin helicopter!!! lol thats sad....(but so funny ><)
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Male 1,620
Link: Medics Refuses to Airlift Fat Guy to Hospital [Rate Link] - You just know the Obesity Law & Advocacy Center is going to have a field day with this.
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