Lurie Children’s Hospital hit with lawsuit over patient data breaches

Chicago Tribune

Abdel Jimenez

An Illinois mother and her 4-year-old child have filed suit against Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and two unnamed employees, alleging the hospital failed to keep the daughter’s medical records safe.

The lawsuit, filed in the Circuit Court of Cook County Friday, alleges breach of contract, breach of confidentiality, negligent supervision and other counts against Lurie Children’s Hospital. The lawsuit, which seeks class action status, asks for a jury trial.

Jane Doe and her child Baby Doe, both pseudonyms to protect the patient’s identity, brought the lawsuit after the family was notified by the hospital about two incidents in which Lurie employees accessed Baby Doe’s medical records without permission, the suit alleges.

On Dec. 24, the hospital sent a letter to Jane Doe telling her that an unnamed nursing assistant gained access to her child’s medical records without authorization between...

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