Walgreen Pharmacy Customer Scores $1.4M Privacy Verdict

Law360, New York (July 29, 2013, 7:08 PM EDT) -- An Indiana jury on Friday hit Walgreen Co. with a $1.4 million verdict after one of its pharmacists admittedly exposed confidential medical records of a woman she suspected had shared a sexually transmitted disease with her husband.

The Marion County Superior Court jury said that Abigail Hinchy had suffered $1.8 million in damages after Walgreen pharmacist Audra Peterson used her position to spy on Hinchy's confidential prescription information, then disclosed Hinchy's sensitive health details to her husband.

The jury held that Peterson was acting as a...
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