Recently, a Cumberland woman obtained a $100,000 settlement for a HIPAA violation case. This client had personal and confidential medical information viewed by someone who was not her healthcare provider or someone she authorized. d’Oliveira & Associates remained jointly responsible with another attorney who settled this case.
HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) is a federal law established in 1996 that requires standards to be followed to protect a patient’s health information. Information in medical records, conversations with healthcare providers and billing information are all protected under this law. If a HIPAA violation is committed, one may be able to sue the organization that committed the breach. Each case will vary from state to state due to unique state laws. If you feel like your rights were violated, you should contact an attorney to discuss your legal options.
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If you or a loved one experienced a HIPAA violation, speak with an experienced Rhode Island Personal Injury Lawyer who will fight to get you the compensation you deserve. There is no fee to you unless we win your case. Call us today at 800-992-6878 or fill out a contact form for a free (no obligation) case evaluation.