Mayo Clinic sued over former employee wrongfully viewing 1,600 patients’ medical records 

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A group of clients whose medical records were wrongly accessed by a previous Mayo Clinic employee are moving to submit a class-action suit against the Rochester, Minn.-based health system for stopping working to secure their information, the Star Tribune reports..

Jackie Drees –
Monday, November 9th, 2020
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1. Mayo Clinic alerted more than 1,600 patients Oct. 5 that the previous employee wrongfully viewed their information consisting of names, market information, birth dates, medical record numbers, medical notes and images..

2. The lead complainant of the suit, Olga Ryabchuk, was one of the more than 1,600 patients whose details was breached. Ms. Ryabchuk claims violation of the Minnesota Health Records Act, which prohibits unapproved access to health records, and she also took legal action against for intrusion of privacy and psychological distress, according to the Nov. 6 report..

3. The suit filing seeks a class classification for all clients whose records were wrongfully seen and asks to extend back 2 years to include others whose information was jeopardized. It also seeks countervailing damages in excess of $50,000 and the right to pursue compensatory damages..

4. In a declaration to the publication, a Mayo Clinic representative said, “Litigation has actually been commenced regarding this matter. … Mayo does not comment on pending lawsuits.”.

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The lead plaintiff of the fit, Olga Ryabchuk, was one of the more than 1,600 clients whose details was breached. The suit filing seeks a class classification for all patients whose records were wrongfully seen and asks to extend back 2 years to include others whose information was jeopardized. In a declaration to the publication, a Mayo Clinic representative stated, “Litigation has actually been commenced concerning this matter. … Mayo does not comment on pending litigation.”.