Skip to comments.Woman Sues Hospital for Posting STD Results on Facebook
Posted on 06/07/2014 2:51:26 AM PDT by kingattax
Imagine that someone broadcast your very personal secret on Facebook. Unfortunately for one Ohio woman, thats exactly what happened when several hospital employees leaked her medical records that revealed she had an STD to the social networking site. Shes now suing the hospital for more than $25,000 in damages.
Back in September, the woman, who remains anonymous and lives in the town of Winton Hills, was being treated for Syphilis at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. Shortly after, hospital employees snapped a photo of her records, including her name and diagnosis, and posted it to the Facebook page Team No Hoes, prompting commenters to call the woman a hoe and a slut.
Local news affiliate WLWT reports that, on Tuesday, the woman filed a lawsuit in Hamilton County against the medical center; a female employee named Ryan Rawls; an unnamed female employee believed to be a nurse; and the nurses ex-boyfriend, Raphael Bradley (who doesnt work at the hospital). According to the womans attorney Mike Allen the release of the medical records violates state and federal laws.
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Doesn’t matter. You should not under any circumstances put private medical info on the internet for all to see. Hope the ho-bag in question takes them to the cleaners.
“there’s got to be more to this story.”
Yes, the devil is in the details.
If it is as she says, she should wind up owning the hospital.
She can get a lot more than 25k but it depends on the hospital. Their gonna get fired too.
Haha! The “town of Winton hills. . . “
Winton Hills is Cincinnati’s version of the Flatlands. Probably half of the residents have been to prison and the other half have been shot. The “victim” and her disorderly acquaintances would ordinarily just be shooting each other. Her attorney was the DA who got fired for masturbating himself in front of a female supervisee in his office.
Get out the popcorn.
Yup. Doesn't matter if she is a hoe and a slut. Her records are still private.
Hey..why would you call her a ho?
You can get syphilis without sex. Yeah, you can...here is Web MD info:
“Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by the bacterium Treponema pallidum. If it’s not treated by a doctor, it can get worse over time and cause serious health problems.
The infection can be active at times and not active at other times. When the infection is active, you have symptoms. When it’s not active, you don’t have symptoms, even though you still have syphilis. But even when you don’t have symptoms, you can pass syphilis to others.
You don’t have to have sexual intercourse to get syphilis. Just being in close contact with an infected person’s genitals, mouth, or rectum is enough to expose you to the infection.
Bacteria cause syphilis. They usually enter the body through the tissues that line the throat, nose, rectum, and vagina. A person with syphilis who has a sore or a rash can pass the infection to others. An infected pregnant woman can also pass syphilis to her baby.”
Note it says “MOUTH”, that could be kissing...swapping saliva. HO’s arent’t the only ones who kiss others.
I don’t know how she got this STD.... with or without sex, but I do know the personnel who leaked it should have to personally pay the court ordered settlement...what a bunch of jerks. Now her family is calling her names...unbelievable the ignorance in this country.
Syphilis is not curable after a certain point, it can eventually cause death if never treated....it is making a come back...so be careful who you are kissing, having sex with, and it needs to be treated by a doctor.
I taught STDs in my classes of Criminal Justice. Some STDs can be caught in other ways without sex...BE CAREFUL.
In THE AGE OF OBAMACARE information is not safe anymore...ALL OF YOUR RECORDS ARE NOW AVAILABLE TO ANYONE who works in the Health Care field...MENTAL, PHYSICAL, SPORTS RELATED, it’s all on the same database.
I didn’t call her a ho
Maybe she is and maybe she isn’t, does excuse what they did.
does or doesn’t?
But, the govt has more access to your medical records than hospital employees do.
There is no monetary damage, so a lawsuit makes little sense. The Med Center has deep pockets and $25K is a pittance, so that’s what that’s about.
It is a felony to do this so the lack of mention of charges in this article is puzzling.
I know...I just added you since you were one of the three commenting and I wanted to pass on the WEB MD info, the one who did knows who they are. Everyone needs to educate themselves on STDs and how you get each one.
Sure maybe the person is married now and has no need (or so they think) to look it up but if a spouse cheats, or dies and the person wants to date or find romance later...well look out, just kissing can get you one of the most serious of STDs... Some things you can get off of public toilets.
AND think about parasites...what if the person has a lot of those, that exposure could be a problem too. If you have dogs or cats, you should do a parasite cleanse twice a year. Research that...it explains some illnesses.
I’m just bringing attention to some things, because we don’t get too many posts regarding STDs, it’s an opportunity to educate.
True, and even governmental employees have become lax in observing the laws lately.
> there’s got to be more to this story.
I agree. Sounds like a personal tiff. But the employees violated HIPPA policies which were put in place fo a reason, this being one of those. The employees put their hospital on the hook for violating it. It’s gonna cost’em and I’m pretty sure someone’s losing their job.
My wife is the ER Director for our local hospital and she’s had to deal with this problem. The first person you run into at the ER has the ability to see your records as do many others. Should anybody know you they can share that info. About 2 years ago one of the girls working the front desk had a problem with another girl who was seeing here ex boyfriend and posted some info on her to Facebook. She was terminated and prosecuted for HIPPA violations. There’s allot of people have access to your medical records that shouldn’t.
She should sue.... the people who did it. The hospital is, in a sense, a victim of the crime as well. However, they’ll be held responsible for the criminal actions of their soon-to-be ex-employees (agents).
Ummm, yeah. There is no sex with that woman, Miss Lewinsky.
$25,000? After her attorney gets paid what’s she left with? She should be asking for a whole lot more....
Illegal disclosure of personal information, in this case medical, is a crime and should be prosecuted. However in this brave new world of Obamacare, it stands to become a whole new kettle of fish.
Imagine you are treated by a medical person for a disease or condition that can have an effect on your working life or insurability. This is now included on your health records which now appear to become a Federal database entry. Sometime later you get a call from the IRS about a tax matter. Can that IRS Agent find out this piece of information? The rules say no, Lois Learner and her merry gang demonstrate YES!
My wife works in a hospital administration office.
I read her this and she gasped.
Then she said they would have been all over this BEFORE it went to a lawsuit.
And $25 k would be cheap.
“And $25 k would be cheap.”
Yep, and that is why someone should take a real close look at her to find out if maybe she was involved with releasing the info so she could file a phony lawsuit.
Keep the damages low and no body looks.
Good grief! Can you get an STD from doing that?
Can you get an STD from doing that?
Depends how close you’re standing to the perp.
Extortion AND NOW blackmail.
Well, it is a social disease.
Lucky for her it wasn’t a socialized medicine country.
Patient confidentiality s vital for sure.This could bring her far more than $25K IMO.Yes,she could very well *be* a whore...literally or figuratively...but it’s not for a hospital to make that known.
That's true...never thought of it.However,if the place where she lives is as seedy as others here have described one wonders if she has the IQ to concoct a rather clever scheme like this.
The events described in the story either *did*,or *did not* happen.If they did the only other factor to consider is if the woman was part of some conspiracy,with the hospital employee(s),to release the info.If she wasn't this case is a no brainer...regardless of how much of a tramp she might be.
I did not know this...thank you for posting
Time was CDC requested the names of your sexual partners so they could be notified that they too may be infected and infecting others...
Now there is a push to decriminalize having sex with someone and not informing the partner if you have HIV/AIDS.
She wouldn’t have to be smart enough to concoct it just dumb enough to go along with it.
Yes,that could be true.I'd be willing to bet that the hospital's lawyers will be investigating everyone involved...twelve ways from Sunday...to check out your theory.I'd bet that they'll even check out her lawyer.Although maybe not....any crooked lawyer knows that this case is worth far more than $25K.
Probably cost more to check it out than she is asking for which could possibly mean there is another attorney trying to create a “pattern” of negligence for a much larger lawsuit.
You are welcome.