By Darren Smith, Weekend Contributor
She states that she refused to inform her ex-boyfriend as to why she was a patient at the hospital, and in her lawsuit she alleges he then contacted an employee, who he was romantically involved, and she provided the record.
Allegedly the ex-boyfriend posted the medical record on a Facebook page that announced promiscuous women.
As a result, the hospital sacked the employee and referred the case to federal authorities. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports hospital CEO Lee Ann Liska Released a statement proclaiming:
[The University of Cincinnati Medical Center is] outraged that anyone might misuse a position with UC Health to attempt to embarrass or cause harm to another person. This is contrary to our ethic and the training we provide to our associates, and we took immediate action as a result.
Reportedly her attorney said his client is seeking damages in excess of twenty five thousand dollars.
If the allegations are proven this would be a clear violation of HIPAA and a quick settlement might be in the advantage of the UCMC.
By Darren Smith
Source: CBS News
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