Patients sue Montfort Hospital in Ottawa for $40 million following breach

Canadians seem to be getting the hang of this litigation thing. Chris Hofley reports:

A group of patients whose personal information was lost is suing Montfort Hospital in Ottawa for $40 million.

The suit stems from a lost USB memory stick that contained information on 25,000 patients. The stick was lost in November 2012 before it was eventually recovered.


The plaintiffs are accusing the Montfort of breach of contract, negligence, breach of privacy and violating its own bylaws and the Personal Health Information and Protection Act (PHIPA),

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