I am sorry you experienced such a lack of professionalism. HIPAA, however, does not have a private cause of action. You can file a complaint with the hospital, with the federal government, and with your state attorney general. If the state attorney general feels like your case is worth pursuing, they may be able to collect an award for you, but it would likely be as little as $100. States sometimes have privacy laws, but most often you have to suffer some type of financial damage to pursue a claim. Consult a CO health attorney for detailed information.
There is no private cause of action under HIPAA for a violation. Basically, the government reprimands and penalizes them for a violation. So, a lawsuit would be fruitless in getting you money. Definitely report it to the hospital administrators
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Nothing to fight. No attorney required. No apparent economic damages generally means no case.
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