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Patient at risk of dying faces legal battle with Unimed Rio for transfusion |  extra, extra

Patient at risk of dying faces legal battle with Unimed Rio for transfusion | extra, extra

Watch this story: Actor, producer and social entrepreneur Fabio Almeida Mateos, 46, has been hospitalized in very serious condition at the Evangelical Hospital since July 16th, initially in the infirmary and on July 19th he was transferred to the CTI. Despite risking his life, his family members had to engage in a legal battle with Unimed Rio to transfer him to a large unit.

The trouble started when he had to wait two days for a femur to be operated on and permission to purchase the materials that would be used in the procedure. The situation worsened, and the worker refused to transfer the patient to the UNIMED hospital in Para, because he “does not have contractual coverage because it is not included in the list of air navigation services as compulsory.”

After a decision in favor of Unimed, Almeida was able to reverse it under penalty of a fine of 1,000 Brazilian reais per day for non-compliance. Guess what, the company didn’t carry out the transfer.

Now, in the latest decision, Unimed Rio must abide by the injunction that sets the transfer under penalty of a fine of R$10,000 per day.

“In the case under consideration, it is necessary to balance the constitutional values ​​involved, that is, human dignity and the right to life and health on the one hand, and the hereditary right on the other. Undoubtedly, the former must prevail, as the document says.

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