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Hospital workers shame patient on Facebook

Hospital workers shame patient on Facebook
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It just seems like there's no way to prevent your personal information from getting out, even your medical history.

A Cincinnati woman found that out when her medical records, indicating a diagnosis of a sexually transmitted disease, was posted on Facebook.

The woman has filed a lawsuit against the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

"She was absolutely devastated. That is the most private of private medical information that was posted on Facebook and went out to a group on Facebook that had a huge dissemination," [Attorney Mike] Allen said. "For an employee of the University of Cincinnati Medical Center to post that information on a social media device that millions of people have access to, it's above and beyond the law and that's why we feel that they're responsible."

But the entire story may be less about losing control of your information and more about a relationship gone bad.

The suit name two medical center employees and the woman's ex-boyfriend.

Her attorney says the ex-boyfriend persuaded the employees to release the records, which then ended up on Facebook.

Medical records can be stolen and used for nasty deeds. Find out if your medical records have been stolen here.

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Source: WLWT5 News
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