Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Suit claims Riverside County hospital breached patient's privacy

By LORA HINES
The Press-Enterprise

A patient who sought treatment last year from Riverside County Regional Medical Center has filed an estimated $1 million claim against Riverside County and the hospital that claims a facility employee revealed her medical information without her consent.
Tiffany Collins, 26, discovered the information breach earlier this year when she ran into a former classmate who asked about her medical condition, said Collins' attorney, Patricia Law. Only Collins and her closest relatives were to have known details of her condition, Law said.
"This is a girl whose family took her medical condition very, very seriously," Law said. "She was just devastated." http://www.pe.com/localnews/inland/stories/PE_News_Local_S_privacy03.39e7c65.html

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