Melrose, MA asked in Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for Massachusetts

Q: I have a question about a malpractice suit

He went to 195 canal st. malden,ma cambridge health alliance! He went there initially for anxiety and depression. He thought he was going to see a therapist, instead they gave him clonodine and gabapentin and they also wanted to give him serequal but he said he didnt want it. He wanted to see a therapist first so they know whats going on in his head.Dr.Reggie was the first dr. he saw And he only saw him for 15 minutes. The meds they gave him are bad for his liver and they knew he had liver issues and still prescribed it. Now his liver count is 20 million and I believe it's from the medication. Also he took a blood test to find out the genotype and they lost it. He had to get blood drawn again. I want to sue because she broke confedentiality by giving results over the phone. She called on last friday and asked for him yet didnt ask info to verify that it was him. She told him that he has chronic hepatitis and liver count is 20 million and that harvoni wont cure his genotype.

1 Lawyer Answer
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
  • Medical Malpractice Lawyer
  • Wyomissing, PA
  • Licensed in Massachusetts

A: The HIPAA violation is not insignificant but has no real remedy. The big question is did they take an adequate profile, did they schedule him for appropriate liver screenings on an appropriate time table, who prescirbed and under what conditions of information. I suggest you contact a member of the Mass Academy of trial Lawyers . There are a number in your area.

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