Parker Waichman LLP

Health Costs Connected to Obesity Now Exceed Those Associated With Smoking, Drinking & Aging

  Medical Consequences Of Obesity. The 14th European Congress on Obesity has presented research that the medical consequences of ‘Obesity’ have now become a global problem in terms of increased healthcare costs. In fact, those costs now exceed expenditures for illnesses related to smoking, drinking, and aging. In the United States alone the figure for […]

Obesity

 

Medical Consequences Of Obesity. The 14th European Congress on Obesity has presented research that the medical consequences of ‘Obesity’ have now become a global problem in terms of increased healthcare costs.

In fact, those costs now exceed expenditures for illnesses related to smoking, drinking, and aging. In the United States alone the figure for 2003 was placed at $96.7 billion.

In other countries, the costs are equally substantial (2% of national health expenditure in France and Australia, 4% in the Netherlands, and over 3% in Japan). ‘Obesity’ is also associated with increased rates of disability and loss of productivity as well as more hospital stays and greater prescription drug expenditures.

risk of developing serious health problems

‘Obesity’ increases the risk of developing serious health problems like diabetes, osteoarthritis, and heart disease.

Healthcare costs also increase as obese people age. Unfortunately, ‘Obesity’ is increasing at an alarming rate in the United State, Japan, and most European countries.

It is estimated that ‘Obesity’ affects 300 million people worldwide.

Need Legal Help Regarding Obesity?

The personal injury attorneys at Parker Waichman LLP offer free, no-obligation case evaluations. For more information, fill out our online contact form or call 1-800-YOURLAWYER (1-800-968-7529).

What Our Clients Say About Us
We have worked with thousands of clients and we appreciate them and their positive reviews. Here are just a few recent client reviews...
5 Star Reviews 150
Positive: Professionalism , Quality , Responsiveness , Value You guys are exceptional very professional and understanding I would recommend your to anyone who needs help navigating the legal system
Denise Brown
2 years ago
5 Star Reviews 150
Positive: Professionalism Well there is always room for improvement but I've been satisfied with the communication with all that were involved with my case.
Kevin Fulton
2 years ago
5 Star Reviews 150
I had a very good experience with the people at PW. No issues at all
Peggy Corrigan
4 years ago

Why Choose Us to Help You?

We Take Care of Everything
Your situation is stressful enough: Let us take on the deadlines, paperwork, investigation, and litigation. We'll handle every detail so you don't have to worry.
No Recovery = No Legal Fees
We work on a contingency-fee basis, meaning that we only get paid from a portion of your settlement or jury award. If you don't get compensation, you owe us nothing.
Decades of Experience
Your situation is stressful enough: Let us take on the deadlines, paperwork, investigation, and litigation. We'll handle every detail so you don't have to worry.
Respected by Our Peers
Judges, insurance adjusters, and fellow attorneys all speak highly of our skills, and we've earned numerous accolades, including a flawless rating from AVVO.
We Have Many Locations To Serve You
We have the experience and the skilled litigators to win your case. Contact us and speak with a real attorney who can help you.
Long Island – Nassau
Parker Waichman LLP
6 Harbor Park Drive
Port Washington, NY 11050
Long Island – Suffolk
Parker Waichman LLP
201 Old Country Road – Suite 145
Melville, NY 11747
New York
Parker Waichman LLP
59 Maiden Lane, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10038
Queens
Parker Waichman LLP
118-35 Queens Boulevard, Suite 400
Forest Hills, NY 11375
Brooklyn
Parker Waichman LLP
300 Cadman Plaza West
One Pierrepont Plaza, 12th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
New Jersey
Parker Waichman LLP
80 Main Street, Suite 265
West Orange, NJ 07052
Florida
Parker Waichman LLP
27299 Riverview Center Boulevard
Suite 108
Bonita Springs, FL 34134
Nationwide Service
Parker Waichman LLP
59 Maiden Lane, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10038