Patients of Kansas City health care provider file class action lawsuit over dumped records

Garrett Haake reports:

The disposal of a still-unknown number of patient records in a dumpster outside Research Medical Center last month could soon become an even more costly mistake for physicians group Midwest Women’s Healthcare Specialists.

This week, a Kansas City attorney filed a class action lawsuit against the group on behalf of some of the women whose private information was compromised.

The lawsuit filed in Jackson County on Tuesday accuses MWHS of breaching its fiduciary duty to keep patient records confidential, and seeks unspecified damages, including “punitive damages in an amount sufficient to deter Defendant and others from the same or similar conduct.”

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