Woman Sues Dallas Hospital Over ID Mixup

Jane Slater reports:

A North Texas woman is suing Medical City Dallas for ruining her reputation, credit history and medical record following an alleged records mix-up.

The woman asked CBS 11 News to withhold using her name. We will call her “B”.

“B” said the trouble began in July 2009. Dallas police escorted a woman, with the same first and last name, to Medical City Dallas for psychiatric evaluation. When the hospital tried to admit her, though, she had no identification.

There were, however, three women in the hospital’s computer system who had the same first and last name. “One was African-American, one was older,” explained “B”.

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