Elizabeth Snell reports:
New York-based Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital is being sued for faxing patient PHI to the patient’s employer, a reported HIPAA violation that has already resulted in an OCR HIPAA settlement.
The Law Offices of Jeffrey Lichtman represent the client whose PHI was exposed, and explained in a blog post that the incident caused the man stress and forced him to quit his job.
“Despite admitting its wrongdoing and paying a $387,000 fine to the government, Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital has refused to even discuss a financial settlement with our client due to its unlawful actions,” the blog post read. “For these reasons, we have been forced to initiate this lawsuit, suing the hospital for negligence and negligent infliction of emotional distress.”
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Isn’t there a statute of limitations that might apply here? Or is that not applicable because the plaintiff had preserved rights through some other earlier legal notice???