4 Lessons For Health Providers From Walgreen Privacy Ruling

Law360, New York (November 19, 2014, 7:07 PM EST) -- In upholding a $1.4 million verdict against Walgreen Co. last week, an Indiana appeals court became the first court nationwide to find a health care provider liable for an employee's illegal scouring of customer medical records, which attorneys say could help guide employers from suffering a similar fate.

The Indiana appeals court Friday issued its landmark decision affirming the verdict, more than a year after a Superior Court jury determined that Walgreen was 80 percent at fault for the damages plaintiff Abigail Hinchy had suffered after pharmacist Audra Peterson used her position to spy on and disclose Hinchy’s confidential prescription information...

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