Former patient sues St. Helena Hospital over alleged privacy breach

Kerana Todorov reports:

A man who underwent drug rehabilitation treatment at St. Helena Hospital in 2012 is suing the hospital and others for allegedly disclosing medical information about his care with an employer and others, according to the complaint filed Monday in Napa County Superior Court.

The plaintiff, who is only identified as “John Doe” in court records, has filed a civil lawsuit against St. Helena Hospital, Aurora Behavioral Healthcare and others, alleging he lost his job after the hospital and others allegedly disclosed medical information in violation of state and federal privacy laws, according to the complaint.

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