Batavia, OH asked in Civil Litigation, Health Care Law and Libel & Slander for Ohio

Q: My doctor office dismissed me as a patient for argumentative language. I was just persistent and sought correct info

never abusive but persistent. Now when I seek another doctor and give my previous doctor's name they are telling

negative stories to potential new doctors & offices so I do not get another doctor. They also are making my records available to other non-related doctor offices. Is that a Hipaa violation and are the negative stories allowed?

1 Lawyer Answer
Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap
  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: Depending on the reason your medical information was released, it could be a HIPAA violation. Find out what was released and to whom. If not proper, then you would need to consult a local attorney to review all the facts and determine if you have any claims. Use the Find a Lawyer tab.

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