My doctor had sent me a very private letter regarding my medical treatment via certified letter, but the post office gave the letter to my mother, who is clearly not me, simply because she asked for it. I am 28 years old, and I never gave permission.
Your mother is the one who violated your rights when she opened your mail. If the letter was sent restricted to your signature then perhaps the postmaster violated the delivery procedure.
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You are angry at the wrong person. Your mother invaded your privacy and she is the one with whom you should be angry. If you are at the same address, the only obligation of the USPS is to deliver to the address.
"Can I Sue USPS for wrongful delivery of medical information via certified letter?" The letter may have been addressed to you. However, you were not the one who paid USPS to make the delivery. USPS has no legal duty to you in delivering that letter.
USPS offers a service that would require wanting the letter to provide IDs to prove the person is the addressee. Your doctor did not buy this service. Without this service, all USPS is doing is delivering the letter to the address.
Certified letter means USPS delivers the letter to the address and gets someone to sign for it as proof of it being delivered. Here, USPS was hired to deliver a letter to an address and get a signature of the person taking possession of the letter. USPS seems to have done what it was hired to do.
You likely cannot sue your doctor for having mail delivered to your address. The doctor has no control over your snoopy mother.
If you do not want your snoopy mother to be going through your mail, you can 1) get a private mailbox or a Post Office box; or 2) stop living with your mother.; or 3) convince her to stop being snoopy.
While it may be a violation for your mother to have opened you mail, the Postal Service is likely not going to get involved in a dispute between you and your mother. You can contact the postmaster at your post office to see what the postmaster is willing to do for you.
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