MAN mountain Paul Mason plans to SUE the NHS - claiming they ignored his plight as he rocketed towards 70 stone.
Paul - once the world's fattest man - vowed to use any compo to help other patients who need weight-loss ops.
The 50-year-old, of Ipswich, said he begged his local NHS trust for help at 30st.
But the medic he consulted in 1996 told him: "Ride your bike more."
When the former postman hit 64st he asked to see an eating disorders specialist, but was sent to a dietician.
Huge ... Paul as his weight soared
He had life-saving gastric surgery last year and is now a relatively slim 37st.
Paul said: "I want to set a precedent so no one else has to get to the same size - and to put something back into society."
We revealed this month how his weight had made him feel so guilty he tried to kill himself THREE times.
He took an overdose of powerful pain killers because of his huge body mass they failed to do any harm. He later slashed his wrists after having an earlier gastric band op cancelled.
Five more years passed before he was given the chance to have the operation.
But in that time he was housebound and could not even go to the funeral of his mum Janet last year.
At his heaviest Paul was eating 20,000 calories a day - ten times what a normal, healthy man should consume - and the cost of caring for him is thought to have hit £1million in 15 years.
Giant ... at his heaviest Paul was 70 stone
He finally had the £30,000 operation last spring but before it could take place floors at St Richard's Hospital in Chichester, West Sussex, had to be reinforced at a cost of £5,000 to take his weight.
An NHS Suffolk spokesman said: "As we have not heard from Mr Mason it would be inappropriate to speculate."