Your medical records are in a dumpster in another state. Now what?

Melissa Payne reports that a man in the Shoals (Alabama) found thousands of medical files from a doctor’s office in Virginia in dumpsters around town. How they wound up in Florence, Alabama is anyone’s guess at this point.

“It’s concerning because there are phone numbers, birth dates, addresses, social security numbers in these files,” said Detective Jerry Pearson.

The news station reports it was unsuccessful in tracking down the doctor, whom they do not name in their reporting.

Is anyone notifying the patients whose records were found?

And has the news station reported this to HHS?

Small update by the news station here.

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