Major malpractice cases draw attention to New York

On Behalf of | Jan 29, 2020 | Medical Malpractice

There are many medical malpractice lawsuits currently in courts throughout New York and the rest of America. For example, there is currently a class-action lawsuit against New York’s health system due to a phishing attack the led to the leaking of protected health information.

Another major case that is currently in the court system is against Albany Medical Center, who is accused of federal and human trafficking law violations. Both of these cases are shocking, and they are malpractice just as much as a person being hurt by a surgeon or medical provider’s errors. Issues with patient and staff security can lead to malpractice cases and have to be taken seriously.

Your private information should stay that way

In cases where patients’ information is leaked, it’s a violation of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). This act protects your right to privacy as a patient and restricts the sharing of information about your medical care without permission.

Patient and employee safety are paramount

Hospitals can be held liable if they put their employees or patients in danger. Accusations of human trafficking, for example, are serious violations of patient and employee rights. There is never an excuse for this kind of violation in a health care setting.

As a patient, you deserve quality care. That includes having your information remain protected and not having to worry about issues like human trafficking while you’re in a hospital. Your safety is paramount, and you can file a claim if you are hurt or harassed while you’re a patient at a hospital near you.