Medical Files, Pills Found In Abandoned St. Bernard Nursing Home

Maya Rodriguez reports from Louisiana on how confidential medical files were found inside the Huntington Place Senior Community. The building had been flooded during Hurricane Katrina and subsequently abandoned:

When Nicholas and his friend, Christian, went into the building to get the dog out, they stumbled upon several filing cabinets, filled with medical records of the senior citizens who once lived in the facility.

“I thought they would actually burn it or get rid of it,” Nicholas said. “But after five years of it still being here, I could still read everything in the files.”

In the files were patient names, birthdates, addresses, medical information and social security numbers– all clearly legible and left behind in the gutted building.

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