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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Ind. Courts - "Woman claims phlebotomist posted confidential info on Facebook"

This May 16th story in the NWI Times caught my eye. It begins:

CROWN POINT | A Lake County woman is suing St. Catherine Hospital in East Chicago and one of its phlebotomists, claiming her health information and test results were photographed and posted on Facebook.

In a lawsuit filed Thursday, Ashley Guevara alleges hospital employee Amanda Martinez in February used her employee access to electronic confidential files to take pictures of Guevara's personal medical information, which Guevara claims Martinez then put on the Internet without consent.

"Martinez published Ashley's sensitive, personally identifiable health information on Facebook for the express purpose of holding Ashley up to public ridicule," the lawsuit states.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on May 20, 2014 08:50 AM
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