TITLE

Jury awards $200,000 in Indiana invasion of privacy case

PUB. DATE
March 2010
SOURCE
Healthcare Risk Management;Mar2010 Supplement, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses a court case wherein a psychiatric hospital in Indiana was sued for invasion of privacy. It states that a therapist from the hospital faxed a letter to the school of a girl patient despite a written request from her parents that the hospital not send any records of the admission to her school. The hospital claimed that the girl did not suffer any damages due to the dissemination. Furthermore, the jury favored the girl and valued her damages at 200,000 dollars.
ACCESSION #
48623193

 

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