The first of healthcare class action lawsuits, filed in Olmsted County District Court, list plaintiff Olga Ryabchuk. Ryabchuk was informed that in addition to her name, demographic information, birth date, medical record number, and clinical notes being accessed, the former employee also accessed medical images. According to Ryabchuk’s lawyer, Marshall Tanick, “This is particularly troublesome because it’s pretty intimate photographs of people.”
The second of the healthcare class action lawsuits, also filed in Olmsted County District Court, lists two plaintiffs Amanda Bloxton-Kippola and Chelsea Turner. These plaintiffs also had nude photos of them, taken for cancer treatment purposes, contained in the files accessed by the former employee.
The complaint issued by Ryabchuk read, “Ryabchuk was extremely distraught to learn of this unlawful access of her health records. She was told that Mayo Clinic did a full investigation and interviewed the former employee and came to the decision that he was in [Ryabchuk’s] medical chart with no business reason.”