Lawyer shot dead after his gun was triggered by hospital MRI scanner

Lawyer shot dead after his gun was triggered by hospital MRI scanner

A Brazilian lawyer tragically died after his gun was discharged by an MRI scanner machine magnetic field at the hospital.

The gun-loving lawyer, named Leandro Mathias de Novaes, was taking his mother to get scanned at the Laboratorio Cura in Sao Paulo.

Unknown to hospital staff, the attorney had a registered firearm in his possession when he arrive don Jan. 16.

Staff had reportedly asked the pair to remove all metal objects before entering the MRI room, as is protocol at hospitals due to the device powerful magnetic field. However, Novaes decided to go in without announcing his concealed weapon.

Disaster struck after the machine yanked the weapon from his waistband, causing it to go off and strike the lawyer in the stomach. He was subsequently rushed to the Sao Luiz Morumbi Hospital, where he hung on for weeks, before eventually succumbing to his injuries on February 6.

Following the accident, a spokesperson for Laboratorio Cura released a statement, in which they claimed that they followed all accident prevention protocols as was customary in all MRI units.

Both the patient and his companion were properly instructed regarding the procedures for accessing the examination room and warned about the removal of any and all metallic objects, they declared.

The facility PR added that both Novaes and his mother signed a form regarding the protocols, but that the lawyer failed to mention his weapon and entered the unit with it by his own decision.

A police probe confirmed that the weapon was registered and that the attorney had a valid license for it.

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Before his death, Novaes had frequently posted pro-gun content to his more than 8,000 followers on TikTok.

Novae passing rocked the Sao Paulo law community.

Lawyer shot dead after his gun was triggered by hospital MRI scanner

It is with deep regret that OAB Cotia communicates to all fellow lawyers the unexpected loss of our dear friend and lawyer Dr. Leandro Mathias de Novaes, said a spokesperson for the Order of Attorneys of Brazil in Cotia in a statement. We are sorry for the loss and we sympathize with his family in this moment of pain.



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