Giants Player Sues ESPN For Medical Records Disclosure
Law360, New York (February 25, 2016, 2:41 PM EST) -- New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul hit ESPN and its reporter Adam Schefter with a privacy suit Wednesday in Florida state court, alleging Schefter violated Florida state privacy law by tweeting a photograph of Pierre-Paul’s medical records to 4 million Twitter followers.
Pierre-Paul says in the complaint, which he filed after settling with the hospital that disclosed the records, that Schefter improperly obtained his medical records reflecting the amputation of his right index finger that he underwent after injuring his hand in a fireworks accident on July 4, and blasted the records to his nearly 4 million Twitter followers “out...
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