This Cape Town family took their medical aid to court after they were left with R400 000 in doctors' bills

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Mignon Adelia and Adrian Steyn are relieved after the Cape Town High Court recently ruled in their favour. (Photo: Supplied)
Mignon Adelia and Adrian Steyn are relieved after the Cape Town High Court recently ruled in their favour. (Photo: Supplied)

They were shocked when their medical aid scheme terminated their membership without warning – and left them with hundreds of thousands of rands in medical bills to pay.

Adrian and Mignon Adelia Steyn of Cape Town were horrified. As far as they were concerned, they’d done everything by the book – but their scheme, Profmed, had other ideas.

Administrators claimed the family didn’t disclose medical conditions that would have affected their risk and premiums, which was why they were ending the Steyns’ membership and refusing to honour bills amounting to about R400 000.

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