Unimed João Pessoa announced in a note that it will appeal the decision taken by the Third Civil Chamber of the Paraíba Court of Justice that upheld the judgment of the 1st Civil Court of Campina Grande, condemning the medical cooperative to pay R $ 2.6 thousand of indemnity for material damages and R $ 3,000 for moral damages to a patient who was the victim of a blow inside Alberto Urquiza Wanderley Hospital, in João Pessoa.
According to the statement, Unimed João Pessoa states that it respects the judicial decisions, despite not agreeing with its content, since it understands that it was the exclusive fault of the consumer or third party.
Unimed João Pessoa clarifies, initially, that it does not provide personal data of its patients and that, as soon as the first attempts to strike the relatives of inpatients began to appear, it reinforced the security measures to prevent victims in its own units.
The safety procedures are permanently reassessed so that, if necessary, new measures are adopted in order to safeguard the patient’s safety, as well as the information contained in their medical records.
Currently, at the moment of hospitalization, the patient or his representative signs a term of science containing the warning about the coup and that Unimed João Pessoa does not request information, personal data or payments by phone or message application. In addition, there are posters in all apartments and banners at the receptions, warning of this type of scam. Finally, when arriving at the apartment, an employee of the hotel team reinforces the information verbally to the patient and his family.
Regarding the case cited in the report, Unimed João Pessoa states that it respects the judicial decisions, despite not agreeing with its content, since it understands that it was the exclusive fault of the consumer or third party, which is why it will appeal the decision.