Breaches of Doctor-Patient Confidentiality | Romanucci & Blandin
If you have had your doctor-patient confidentiality breached, you may be able to file for a medical malpractice suit. Doctors are required to uphold their patients’ confidentiality and patients should be able to trust that their doctor will not discuss any of their personal information without their consent. If your doctor has disclosed your medical information without your consent, the doctor may be liable for medical malpractice, even if the information was discussed with the patient’s family.
If you believe that your doctor or other member of a medical staff has breached the doctor-patient confidentiality agreement, you need the help of one of RB Law’s Chicago medical malpractice attorneys to help you get the compensation you deserve.
Chicago Medical Malpractice Litigation Specialists
Our Chicago lawyers have extensive experience handling all types of medical malpractice cases, including cases of breached doctor-patient confidentiality. The doctor-patient confidentiality protection does not only apply to doctors, but it also applies to any other medical professional or nurse who has assisted in the treatment of the patient. In addition, any doctor, medical professional or nurse is not allowed to disclose any information about any patient they have treated in the past.
There are a few exclusions to the doctor-patient confidentiality protection. It may not apply in cases where child abuse is suspected, and it does not cover medical records or information that an authorized party may need access to, like an insurance company or state health official. Medical information may also be sought after by a subpoena as well.
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If you have questions regarding your medical malpractice case, contact us today for a free consultation at (312) 458-1000, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You pay nothing unless we win your case.