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Well I am not sure what type of a case I should persue. I am very upset at Mass Gen Hos for letting this be able to happen , and I am very upset at the whole thing. My hospital stay was a nightmare I was out of work for 4 weeks and now they tell me someone that I work with got into my personal medical records. I work 2 jobs and I am just surviving what should be my next step ? I live in Quincy Mass justsouth of Boston.
The Boston Bar Association has a Lawyer referral service available here:http://www.bostonbarlawyer.org/There also is a statewide referral service available here:http://www.masslawhelp.com/Because you are both a patient and an employee, you should look for an attorney who not only handles patient rights cases but employment cases also.Since the Attorney General has the responsibility of overseeing and enforcing HIPAA you can contact his office also. The phone number for the Boston office is Phone:(NNN) NNN-NNNNHere are links to a recent AG's press release showing a recent HIPAA case they pursued.http://www.mass.gov/ago/news-and-updates/press-releases/2013/140k-settlement-over-medical-info-disposed-of-at-dump.htmlNothing precludes you from contacting a private lawyer as well as the AG. Good luck in pursuing your case.I hope that I have answered your question. Please let me know if you have more questions or need more information._________________________________________________________________Please rate my answers with a positive rating (three or more stars) as this is the only way I receive credit and compensation for my work. If you have additional questions or need more information, please ask.My goal is to provide with best assistance that I can. Please keep in mind that I do not know what you already know or don't know, or with what you need help, unless you tell me. If I did not answer the question you thought you were asking, please respond with the specific question you wanted answered. Also keep in mind that the law may not always be settled or may not support the position you want. My role is not to tell you what you want to hear. but to provide you accurate information as to what the law provides. Please do not rate me poorly just because the information I have provided does not support the outcome you desire.You can always request me through my profile at http://www.justanswer.com/law/expert-legaleagle1 also begin your question with “For LegalEagle1”_________________________________________________________________Use of this service does not create any attorney client relationship. Information provided is intended to explain general legal principles and assist you in finding an attorney in your area. Please click "Great" or better to rate service.
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