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HIPAA Violation Results in Settlement For Client

Trust is the foundation between a health care provider and the patient.  We expect, and demand, that our information remain private.  Privacy is especially important when it involves something as serious and sensitive as medical information.  In order to release any of our medical information to anyone out doctor MUST have our authorization to do so.

A nurse from a hospital shared private information to an acquaintance of our client without her consent.  As a result, our client began receiving text messages from friends and others inquiring about her condition.  Our client did not want her friends and family to know about her condition.  The doctor violated her trust when he disclosed our client’s private health information without her permission.  Knowing her rights were violated, she turned to the law firm that is dedicated to protecting privacy to be her champion.  We took on the doctor and fought for the rights of our client, resulting in a significant settlement.