HIPAA Fines Are Just the Beginning: Civil HIPAA Lawsuits On the Rise

Community Health Systems (CHS) was issued a $4,500,000 HIPAA fine for a reported 2014 data breach. It looks like the data breach resulted from malware which was installed by Chinese hackers on CHS’s computer system. This incident exposed approximately 4.5 million patients’ names, dates of birth, addresses, telephone numbers, and Social Security numbers. But that was just the beginning of the monetary penalties that CHS was about to [...]

2020-10-26T15:08:54-04:00March 4th, 2019|

Connecticut HIPAA Lawsuit, Patients May Now Sue over HIPAA Violations

2018 marks the year that Connecticut citizens are now allowed to file HIPAA lawsuits against providers for unwarranted release of their protected health information (PHI). This ruling was issued for a HIPAA violation case between the Avery Center for Obstetrics and Gynecology in Westport, Connecticut, and one of their patients, Emily Byrne. Byrne sued Avery Center for negligence and breach of contract after the Center [...]

2020-10-13T16:55:09-04:00June 7th, 2018|