Jun 092017
 
 June 9, 2017  Breaches, Court, Healthcare

L.M. Sixel reports:

A prominent doctor alleged in a lawsuit filed in state district court that Houston Methodist Hospital secretly recorded telephone conversations between patients and nurses without their knowledge for as long as eight years.

The practice, if true, may violate state and federal privacy laws, legal specialists said.

Eric Haufrect, who specializes in obstetrics and gynecology, said he complained to top Methodist officials when he learned of the recordings from his nurse and believed it was his duty to report the breach of confidentiality to executives, according to the lawsuit filed Wednesday in state district court in Harris County.

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