Monday, May 4, 2015

Lawsuit: Hospital Employee Breached Child's Privacy

A West Virginia woman is suing a hospital for allowing their employee, who was in a relationship with the child's father, to breach the privacy of the child's medical records for over a year. Not only the hospital but the employee and the chief information officer are named in the suit.

The employee was not authorized to access the child's confidential information. The mother said it was only after she contacted the hospital repeatedly that the matter was investigated.

"At no time did the [hospital] attempt to learn or otherwise notify [the patient's mother] that at least one of its employees had been repeatedly accessing [the child's] private and confidential medical information."
- Court documents
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Sources:
(a) Woman sues Marshall Health for data breach - www.WVrecord.com, 04/23/2015

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