Now – the star doctor of the TLC series My 600 Lb Life has been fired – and the series is likely to be cancelled, MTO News has learned.
The explosive report came from someone described as a “famous former member” who asked to remain anonymous (we assume for legal contractual reasons).
So what happened to get Dr. fired? It’s a kind of scandal.
The former member has gone on to tell the media that they haven’t actually had gastric bypass surgery and are currently stuck in limbo. According to the members, there are some issues related to Dr. Now, the network and insurance involved in paying for surgeries performed by TLC doctors.
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And it’s not just a 600-pound person who hasn’t had surgery.
According to the report, there are Nearly a dozen actors have passed the surgery but are currently at an impasse.
This is real tea. The lawsuits piling up against Dr Now from former members (and their family members in some cases) are becoming an overpriced issue that TLC wants to solve.
Furthermore, the lawsuits present a major problem for the insurance company, which pays for Dr Now’s surgery and any additional care. The pile of lawsuits made Dr. Now a liability for the insurance company.
The actor alleges that The insurance company dropped Dr. Now and refused to pay more for any of his patients.
Between the lawsuits and the lack of insurance, we learned that Dr Now had become too costly for the network to want to continue working with him.
Dr Now was sued by Colleen Shepard in 2007 after Tina Shepard died a year after a gastrectomy performed by her doctor. She claimed that he did not follow up properly. The doctor then explained that they called Tina Shepard repeatedly to invite her to follow-up appointments, but she never showed up.
Dr Now faced two lawsuits in 2012, both of which were dismissed. One involved a patient who claimed that her doctor had misdiagnosed her husband, and the second that Dr Now had left a tube about 6.6 inches inside that perforated her colon.
The TLC doctor is facing a $250 million lawsuit by a patient who claims he broke her organ removal surgery – the patient dismissed the lawsuit in 2018. Ultimately , Dr. Now is accused of leaving a stainless steel connector as well as tubes inside a 72-year-old woman. in 2017. The claim appears to be ongoing.