[ Monday, July 29, 2013 ]


$1.44 Million Verdict: A pharmacist looked up prescription information on her husband's ex-girlfriend (and baby mama) and shared it with the husband.  The ex-girlfriend sued Walgreens and the pharmacist and won $1,440,000.  Yes, there is no private cause of action under HIPAA, so this wasn't actually damages for violating HIPAA, but it was a case of damages for another tort (failure to protect the privacy owed under a legal obligation) which was basically proven by virtue of the fact that HIPAA was breached.

Jeff [9:55 AM]

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