Continental, OH asked in Medical Malpractice and Health Care Law for Ohio

Q: The Dr. told me my lab results from the hallway where everyone could hear. Do I have a case?

I was refused pain medication after being transported to the hospital by ems for passing out from severe pain. The nurse was very rude and no one gave me a proper exam. I told them I was dizzy multiple times but the nurse made me stand up, she didn't lock the bed so when I passed out again my husband had to catch the bed that slipped out from underneath me. After she caught me, she slammed me into the bed and yelled at me not to move. After getting me back to bed the dr. stood in the hallway and proceeded to tell me what my lab results looked like and about my head CT so loud everyone could hear him. As I am getting discharged the nurse told me I shouldn't be taking the pain medication that my Dr. prescribed me for liver/gallbladder pain. Do I have a case against the hospital?

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

A: Generally no--HIPAA doesn't have any sanctions. However the other care issues may be actionable--but hard to prove.

Contact a member of the Ohio Assn for Justice--they give free consults.

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