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If this information came from the daughter of a medical official at the hospital, you should file a HIPPA complaint as soon as possible,
be aware a HIPPA complaint does not allow you to sue, but could fine the medical center,
and lead to the termination of the employee who discloses the private information
You can file a HIPPA complaint using the link above,
In terms of your fee, you should ask for it,
and threaten them with a lawsuit,
for a breach of privacy, or even a breach of contract,
if she signed a contract stating the DNA test would not be disclosed or kep private.
I would consider sending a letter to them, complaining of the matter, and advise them if this is not resolved internally, you will file an HIPPA complaint,
and bring legal action, you could file a small claims court case for the amount as well.
You should review any documents that were signed,
and if it is clear that that the information is private, you can have a lawsuit for the breach, and you should advise them that you will bring legal action if they do not give the money back,
Good luck, and at this point I would try to speak to them directly, and they should take action, as a HIPPA violation can hurt them,
If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to ask.
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You can file the HIPPA complaint at the link above.
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You need to speak to her, and tell her, that the best course of action is to file a complaint against the mother, and that she should not get herself in trouble for this.
That is good,
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