April 12, 2012

Felon suing state for lack of weight accommodation in Prison

A 400 pound man, Elias A. Diaz-55 years old, is a felon who spent eight months in jail, and is now claiming that he was given one set of street clothes and that the city did not accommodate for his weight. He alleges that the city did not find him clothes that fit, and is now suing the city for $1 million dollars in a federal lawsuit, for which $500,000 is sought for psychiatric treatment.
January 24, 2011

Boston Ambulance Made Larger For Obese Passengers

After a recent influx of obese passengers, Boston’s Emergency Medical Services will begin using an ambulance that is equipped with a hydraulic lift.  Other U.S. cities have already starting using ambulances equipped for overweight passengers, including Kansas City, Las Vegas and Omaha.  Between 2000 and 2005 the obese population in America increased 75 percent.  To spare the crews’ backs and necks, the ambulance’s retrofitting will cost $12,000 and it will also carry a stretcher that […]