Plymouth, MI asked in Health Care Law for Michigan

Q: HIPAA violation resulting in threat of violence. Is this worth pursuing?

A Healthcare worker provided mine and my husband's description and vehicle information to her husband and had him come up to the hospital while we were leaving to block us going the opposite direction on the road. He then got out of his car and started yelling at my husband, stopped and reached his hand inside of our car and said "congrats on your condition" to me implying he knew why I was at the hospital, and then told my husband he was going to pull him out of the car and threatened him with violence.

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Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: The assault is worth pursuing; the HIPAA violation, probably not. Make a police report.

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