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Patient Suing Over Privacy Rights

A woman is suing a medical-services company for disclosing her personal information after undergoing an operation. Although privacy laws are supposed to keep personal information and medical conditions private, all of her information was published in an article. While HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) is supposed to protect patient rights, there have been issues all over the country, including in Chicago, Illinois where patient privacy rights have been violated. Many of the cases arising from the HIPAA violations have not even received any investigation and have been dropped and this continues to be an issue for many patients who feel there rights have been violated. For the full story click here.