my old primary (saw her once 3 years ago) told my mom today i was pregnant. i have had a new primary since beginning of december. i do not know how she got this information and she did not have permission to say anything to my mom. i am 26 years old, and i did not tell my family the news yet. do i have any sort of case here? i am extremely upset that the dr did this behind my back without any written or oral consent
You may have a creative claim for breach of confidentiality, but this would be a new type of case and I'm not sure that attorneys would take it. However there are some excellent and bright attorneys in Media, so suggest you ask them.
1st off I am sorry for this breach of your confidence, but I would find it very hard for you to bring a claim here. That said, you can try the avvo find a lawyer feature and discuss it further with a local attorney. Best of luck.
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You can file a HIPAA complaint. http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/complaints/ I don't see much of a private cause of action though.
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