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A Trio of Lawsuits Filed Over Breaches

HEALTHCARE PRIVACY

August 24, 2012

A St. Johns lawyer has brought three lawsuits against regional health authorities on behalf of patients who allege their privacy was breached, CBC News reports. One woman is suing the Western Health Regional Health Authority in a suit that seeks class-action status. Another woman is suing Eastern Health following that authority’s disclosure in July that five employees had been fired for privacy breaches, including a nurse who accessed 122 patient records without permission. A third woman is suing Central Health on allegations an employee at the authority accessed her records inappropriately.
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