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Number of lawsuits in Brazil to guarantee ICU beds quadruples

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A survey conducted by G1 news site shows that the demands in court for an ICU bed have increased fourfold over the past three months, largely due to the second wave of the pandemic in Brazil. In March, April and May 2021, 4,320 such lawsuits were filed in the country, compared to 1,052 in the same period in 2020.

Since the start of the novel coronavirus pandemic, 10,903 lawsuits have been brought in Brazilian courts seeking to guarantee access to ICU beds.

Of this total, at least 1,224 lawsuits refer specifically to . . .

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