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Can I sue a hospital for Hipaa violation?

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Can I sue a hospital for Hipaa violation?
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HIPAA violations are federal violations, between the government and the hospital (there are some exceptions). If you have been hurt in some way as the result of a HIPAA violation, that is a civil matter, and it will have to be pursued separately from the legal matter of the HIPAA violation. Note that you really only have a case if you have been damaged in some way (that can be measured in dollars). HIPPA is not for an individual to sue it is more federal protection on your behalf.

 

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Customer reply replied 6 years ago

I can not find a civil rights attorney in my area. Is there some way I can conntact a civil rights attorney concerning this matter? Should I contact the ACLU?

 

Yours truly,

Lura J. Belden

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THe best way to find a civil rights attorney in your area is contact your local bar association.
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