Woodbridge, VA asked in Contracts, Health Care Law, Legal Malpractice and Medical Malpractice for Virginia

Q: Hello, Is there any legal remedy to sue a hospital for medical records breach that was cover up by employee ?

The hospital did not take reasonable care and we were notified there has been a serious breach of hippa and privacy rights. My concern is not knowing who has all these records and the employee took great measures to cover up the breach but it was discovered . Do we have a lawsuit ? I really hope so...this has been very stressful. About 2 weeks after this occured, a man tried desperately to lure my family member out of the pharmacy and into his vehicle. We reported this, but I wonder if they have the pharmacy records since they are all in the records ? Its very scary to know a stranger has all your medical history. Thanks so much for your time. Can we sue for civil rights too possibly ? thanks

1 Lawyer Answer

Peter N. Munsing

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  • Medical Malpractice Lawyer
  • Wyomissing, PA

A: Generally there are not damage cases you can bring for a HIPAA violation.Contact a local attorney to be sure.

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