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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Patient Sues Hospital After Her Medical Records are Posted on Facebook

A former patient sued the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, claiming that hospital workers posted her medical records on a Facebook page after she was diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease.  She alleges that two hospital employees were persuaded by her ex-boyfriend to post her medical records on the Facebook group page called "Team No Hoes."  The medical records included the plaintiff's syphilis diagnosis, and were followed by comments that referred to the woman as a "hoe" and a "slut."  Plaintiff seeks damages from the hospital, as well as improved hospital procedures for protecting confidential patient information.

Hat tip to the ABA Journal for reporting on this case, filed Tuesday.

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