CINCINNATI (June 6, 2014) A 20-year-old Ohio woman, whose medical record was posted on Facebook, revealing her name and a syphilis diagnosis, is suing the hospital where she was treated and the worker who’s accused of accessing her file.
In the lawsuit filed Tuesday in Hamilton County court in Ohio, the woman says she refused to tell her ex-boyfriend why she was being treated at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.
She says he then contacted another woman with whom he was romantically involved who worked at the hospital.
The lawsuit alleges that the worker accessed the woman's medical record and gave it to the ex-boyfriend.
It ended up on a Facebook page about allegedly promiscuous women.
The hospital says the employee was fired and that they've notified federal authorities about the case.
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