[ Thursday, April 07, 2016 ]
NY Med Lawsuit:
Jeff [12:00 PM]
These are conflicting headlines, one noting the suit being thrown out
(as against ABC) and the other noting that the suit can go on
(against the doctor and hospital). Ultimately, it's a question of whether the doctor and hospital released individually identifiable health information when a segment of a reality show included a dying patient who was never identified and whose face was blurred out. The family of the deceased patient never signed a consent. But they were also the ones that connected the dots and figured out it was their family member who was the dying patient, and by bringing the suit, effectively publicized the patient's information. Tough call.
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