Medical records found at public recycling dumpster

Chellie Mills of KFOR reports that hundreds of folders containing medical records and Social Security Numbers were found at the Norman Recycling Center. The files appear to be associated with two medical practices in the Norman, Oklahoma area: Norman Pediatric Associates and Norman Urology.

A lawyer for the latter practice said:

Walters says, “They were not released from the office and they were not thrown in the trash by the office of Norman Urology.”

Walters and the attorney for Norman Pediatric Associates both say they are investigating how this happened.

Both believe it was possibly one of the shredding companies they use to dispose of their files. They refrained from saying what company since at this time they aren’t sure.

But if a picture speaks 1,000 words, check out what was in the recycling bin:


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