Lawsuits against health insurance plans in Brazil’s São Paulo up 391% from 10 years ago

The number of lawsuits against health plans in São Paulo continues to grow.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Between January and August this year, the São Paulo courts (TJSP) ruled on 22,366 lawsuits against operators, according to a survey conducted by the Group for the Study of Health Plans at USP's School of Medicine.

During the same period in 2011, when the survey began, the number of lawsuits was only 4,554, making this year's numbers 391% greater.

There were 10,625 claims in lower courts and 11,741 in appellate courts. Considering the 169 working days in the 8 months of this year, the TJSP heard an average of . . .

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