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Old 01-29-2009, 07:05 AM   #1
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Hipaa violation in hospital

Hey,
I was recently hurt and went to the hospital where my information was given out to various lawyers without my permission.
I was told I have a very strong case but I am wondering if there is some compensation I can receieve or if the government gets it all.

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Old 01-29-2009, 08:42 AM   #2
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Re: Hipaa violation in hospital

you need to read the relase you signed when you were admitted....

 
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Old 01-29-2009, 09:01 AM   #3
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Re: Hipaa violation in hospital

HIPAA violations are enforced by the government after you make a complaint. The government collects a fine. You don't get anything. You don't hire a lawyer and you don't have a case against them personally. The government does it and the government gets the money. There is no private cause of action against the hospital unless your lawyer can find something under the state laws where you live.

 
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Re: Hipaa violation in hospital

Not sure what you mean by: or if the government gets it all. But in general....You will need to speak to your own lawyer to see if any law has been broken. Good luck.

 
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