PA: Liability claim remains against UPMC Susquehanna in medical records ‘snooping ‘ case

John Beauge reports:

A Lycoming County judge has refused to dismiss a vicarious liability claim against UPMC Susquehanna that is being sued because an employee accessed the medical records of a co-worker without authorization.

Judge Eric R. Linhardt on Wednesday rejected UMPC’s claim it was not liable because Taylor Fausnaught failed to state any claim against Tasha Klock.

He ruled Fausnaught in her invasion of privacy and negligence suit successfully had asserted multiple claims against Klock.

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