Walgreen Case Opens Door For State Law HIPAA Claims

Law360, New York (November 25, 2014, 10:18 AM EST) -- In the category of "you can't make this stuff up," Walgreen Company suffered a significant blow that will no doubt open the door for state law claims of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act violations against covered entities and business associates.

On Nov. 14, 2014, the Indiana Court of Appeals affirmed a July 2012 jury verdict against Walgreen for $1.4 million arising from a four-day trial that uncovered sordid details of a pharmacist breaching a Walgreen customer's prescription information.

The facts as recited in the decision are that the plaintiff, Abigail Hinchy, was engaged in an on-and-off sexual relationship with Devion...

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