Certain prominent hospitals and healthcare facilities disclosed patients’ personally identifiable information to third parties, including Facebook, in violation of state privacy laws.
Patients exchanged communications with trusted healthcare entities – even their own healthcare providers – about their medical conditions, treatment, and finances in confidence, and these healthcare entities were under obligation to keep such information private. However, in a major breach, these healthcare entities shared this information and violated the privacy of many patients. Patients affected by this breach of trust may be eligible for compensation.
A Widespread Problem
Hundreds of hospitals and healthcare facilities in the following states may have unlawfully shared patient information:
While privacy breaches seem like a common occurrence these days, this is a very serious matter. You may be entitled to compensation if:
- You have a Facebook account
- Your hospital or doctor’s office was one of the affected facilities located in California, Florida, Maryland, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, or Washington state
- You have visited pages on the healthcare entity’s website and/or logged into a patient portal in the last 2 years
Take Action Today
If you have a Facebook account and visited a hospital or other healthcare entity’s website in one of the states above in the last 2 years, you may have a case. Contact Sokolove Law now for a free, confidential legal consultation.