Family sues feds for $15M after complications from bariatric bypass surgery kill 550 lb. cab driver
BY JOHN MARZULLI
NY DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
The family of a Manhattan cabbie who died from complications of weight-loss surgery he needed after tipping the scales at 550 pounds is suing the feds for $15 million.
Warren Jupiter, a father of three from Chelsea, underwent bariatric bypass surgery at the Manhattan VA hospital in April 2003 after health problems linked to obesity put his life at risk.
“He was looking forward to being thin,” his widow, Barbara Jupiter, testified last week in Brooklyn Federal Court.