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Legality issue
      05/27/07 06:41 PM

I was wondering if there was any legal responsibility of a doctor that disclosed my diagnosis to a visitor in a hospital room.

The story goes like this...

I was very ill with cmv and my intestines actually ruptured while in the hospital. The surgen came in and started asking me questions about my medical history while looking at my chart. At the front of the chart was a large note stating that no one except for staff is to talk about my status except for with my partner.

My father was visiting at the time and the doctor came in and didn't ask who was visiting he just started with the history questions and asked me how long I had been HIV Positive. He also didn't ask if I minded if the visitor was there while asking me questions. At that time I was very very sick and in septic shock so I didn't even think that maybe I should ask him to leave.

This has put a strain on my relationship with my father and step mother (even more so, she wont even hug me now)

Do you think it would be worth pursuing?

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* Legality issue catsjc 05/27/07 06:41 PM
. * Re: Legality issue TRex   06/16/07 06:28 AM
. * Re: Legality issue 12yrspoz   06/04/07 07:36 PM

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