MI: Medical files found dumped in Oak Park
Lauren Podell reports:
Medical files have been found dumped outside an Oak Park medical center where the doctor was convicted of Medicare fraud before passing away.
Julius Williams told Local 4 he went to pick up a prescription over the weekend near his former doctor’s office on Coolidge Highway when he noticed boxes piled up outside.
“I had a strong hunch something was wrong when I saw the boxes. I went over there and grabbed some and it was medical records, all kinds of personal information,” Williams said. “I was afraid that all of my information was somewhere in that dumpster, too.”
The files contain Social Security numbers, X-rays, blood types and addresses of former patients for Dr. Pramod Raval.
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I suppose any former patients who are harmed by this could sue the doctor’s estate, but I seriously doubt patients have any effective recourse in this type of case.