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I had an incident happen at a hospital that was so outrageous even my closest friends find it hard to believe.

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Tennessee

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Not yet although my doctor in the case helped me move from Cookeville Medical Center to Vanderbilt to complete my heart ablation procedure when I was cardioverted there because I was afraid to return to Cookeville General hospital.

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It happened in October 2016. While I was a patient undergoing an ablation at Cookeville Regional hospital I said something while I was sedated which the charge nurse later shared with the patient in the room next door. All the people on the team were from Sparta and the day before the White County School Board had agreed to adopt a textbook that said 'islam was one of the world's four great religions.' The community, culturally backward, was outraged. The remark I made was that I had muslim neighbors in Illinois who were fine people. And I gave examples of why they were fine people. later on, at ten pm when I awoke from the anesthetic I could hear the charge nurse in the hall, who had bee on the team, sharing with the patient next to me what I had said. his response; I've got a gun in my big red truck in the parking lot. Do you want me to get it and shoot him/' Well no she said. "Would you like for me to get it and you shoot him." Thought for a long moment. "no I guess that wouldn't be a good idea.

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Lawyer: Ray, Lawyer replied 3 months ago

This is a HIPPA violation which you should report and an invasion of your medical privacy that you can sue over.You would sue the hospital and employees here.You need to do this quickly because it is getting old.

File complaint here

https://www.hhs.gov/hipaa/filing-a-complaint/index.html

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I am so sorry this happened to you.You should pursue this and seek some justice for the violation of your medical privacy.

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