Dan McCue reports on a case in Illinois:
Surrogate parents of newborn triplets claim a hospital and major media outlets violated medical privacy laws and subjected them to “humiliation, embarrassment and emotional distress” by publishing photos and stories about their newborns. The parents say they never gave Advocate Christ Medical Center permission to release personal information about them or their babies, nor did they agree that the Sun Times, Tribune Co. or WLS-TV could photograph and publish the babies’ pictures.
Read more about the lawsuit on Courthouse News, where you can also read a copy of the complaint. I e-mailed the plaintiff’s lawyer yesterday to inquire as to whether a HIPAA complaint had also been filed, but I have not received any response as yet.