First, you have to understand, there is no private right of action under HIPAA, so you will never have a HIPAA case, only the government can pursue the case. The government office that this responsible for this is the Office of Civil Rights in the Department of Health and Human Services. The site you can find more information at is: http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/index.html
As a result, you will be unable to pursue any damages directly from the violation.
That being said, it does appear as if the hospital might have violated your daughter's privacy rights. (Not your employer because employers are not covered entities under the law). What you should do is complain to the hospital's Privacy Officer. You can learn who this is by finding their "Notice of Privacy Practices", either on their website or by writing and asking for a copy.
Hospitals view privacy violations very seriously, and they will follow up, but the likelihood or any recovery by you doesn't really exist.
All that being stated, you might want to speak to an attorney licensed in your state to make certain that state privacy laws do not exist.
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Your question seems to ask if you can sue, which you cannot. As my colleague notes, you can file a complaint witjh the hospital.
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Bringing the matter to the attention of the Hospital's Privacy Officer should result in an investigation, a response to you about what's discovered and could also prevent the same thing from happening to someone else. Not a "case" - but maybe some satisfaction.
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