Stolen Medical Information
Shorter University is settling a class action alleging that the personally identifiable information (PII) and protected health information (PHI) of certain current and former students was stolen or exposed because of a September 2014 theft of documents at the Winthrop-King Centre on Shorter’s campus.
The plaintiffs in this lawsuit allege that patients provided certain patient information to the Tampa General Hospital, and that one or more former hospital employees inappropriately accessed that patient information. The lawsuit further claims that the Hospital is responsible for certain potential losses to patients allegedly resulting from the events described in the lawsuit.
This lawsuit alleges that Medical Informatics Engineering violated the law by having inadequate security protocols in place such that patients’ sensitive medical and financial records in its custody were stolen.