Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Hospital Lawsuit over Medical Records Breach in WV

A man in West Virginia is suing a hospital in Morgantown for negligence claiming the hospital allowed an employee to access his medical records on three occasions.

Interestingly both the victim and the hospital employee have the same last name. There have been no indications as to whether they are related.
The hospital employee passed along the information from the victim's medical records to several people who know the victim, causing him emotional distress and embarrassment, according to the suit.
The victim is seeking damages, award for emotional distress and embarrassment, legal fees, and pre- and post-judgment interest. The case is case number: 11-C-774

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Sources:
(a) Morgantown man blames WVU for medical record breach - The Record - West Virginia's Legal Journal, 1/17/2012

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