Patients at Charleston Area Medical Center sue following data breach

Joseph Goedert reports:

Five of about 3,655 patients whose protected health information at Charleston Area Medical Center in West Virginia was breached last September have filed a lawsuit seeking class action status for all affected patients. The suit, Tabata v. Charleston Area Medical Center, was filed in Circuit Court in Kanawha County. The Charleston law firm of Meyer, Ford, Glasser and Radman PLLC is representing the plaintiffs.

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The lawsuit alleges four counts against the hospital: breach of the duty of confidentiality, invasion of privacy by intrusion upon the seclusion of the plaintiffs, invasion of privacy by unreasonable publicity into the plaintiffs’ private life, and negligence.

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