Walgreens must pay woman $1.44 million over HIPAA violation

Tim Evans reports:

A Marion County jury Friday awarded a woman $1.44 million after finding Walgreens and a pharmacist violated her privacy when the pharmacist looked up and shared the woman’s prescription history.

The lawsuit filed in Marion Superior Court spun out of a tangled relationship between the pharmacist, her husband and the man’s ex-girlfriend.

The verdict and seven-figure award came at the conclusion of a four-day jury trial.

Read more on IndyStar.  Note that in this case, Walgreens was held liable for the conduct of its employee. Walgreens has stated its intent to appeal.

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