Damages Awarded From HIPAA Violation
Our client was a patient at a rural Missouri hospital. Without her permission, an administrator from a university she was attending contacted the hospital to inquire about her medical history. Her physician provided sensitive and private information to the administrator. Our client never authorized the release of her medical records to the administrator. This was a clear violation of HIPAA law.
As a result, her private medical information was shared with the public. She suffered from humiliation, embarrassment, being threatened with academic failure, and loss of medical expenses.
McShane & Brady fights for those who have been victims of HIPAA violations. Everyone should expect their medical professionals to protect their privacy. Mc&B took on the hospital which resulted in a five figured settlement for the client.