Jane, a pregnant woman, was asked to sign an authorization to release her personal health information to a pharmaceutical company before getting a prescription she needed to help insure the well-being of her and her unborn child. Read More
Judy is a disabled senior citizen that needs to ride in a vans specially equipped for mobile-impaired persons. Her local transit agency puts riders' Social Security numbers on the passes that must be shown upon entering the vehicle. Read More
Bob, retired from a large railroad company after 25 years, agreed to appear as an expert witness on the subject of railroad switches (his area of specialty). Read More
Sandy donated plasma at a private clinic. When she first donated, she was told that none of the information she provided to them would be released to anyone. Recently, she returned to the clinic to donate plasma again. Read More
Ricardo works for a California company in Mexico City. He saw the company doctor and requested an HIV test. He later found out that the doctor had told someone in the human resources department who in turn told his supervisor of the test request.
Robert visited a chiropractor for a treatment. He decided not to return for more treatments, but the office's receptionist read his medical file and contacted him on her own. Read More
Jenny had breast cancer and was seeking treatment from her HMO. She was contacted by the Northern California Cancer Center to participate in the Young Women's Breast Cancer Survey. Her health provider had disclosed her condition to this group without her consent. Read More
Marsha's home fax machine happens to have a telephone number similar to one of a health care facility. On several occasions, the local hospital has faxed patient records to her home. Read More