Wisconsin: Suit -- AIDS Diagnosis Wrongly Disclosed
July 3, 2012
A lawsuit filed Friday against the University of Wisconsin Hospital alleges personnel there improperly disclosed a patient's AIDS diagnosis to family members. The case marks the second time in about eight months UW Hospital has been sued because doctors allegedly revealed a patient's HIV status to family members without permission.
The lawsuit also alleges that medical personnel disregarded privacy safeguards the family was told had been initiated to avoid further disclosures, with a resident and medical students discussing the man's condition in the presence of one of his sisters.
Wisconsin State Journal (Madison)
06.30.2012; Ed Treleven
This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
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