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What to Do When Vendors Fail

NRC Health, a software and patient satisfaction survey provider holding data from more than 25 million patients, was locked out of its computer system in February because of a ransomware attack. When a breach like this occurs, the fault (at least in the eyes of the federal Office for Civil Rights [OCR]) tends to land…

A central issue in the trial was whether or not the doctors met the standard of care.

Patient Lawsuits for HIPAA-Related Breaches

HIPAA-related lawsuits came to the attention of Alexander Wolff when a fellow attorney called him with a case a few years ago. The plaintiff was a woman and friend of a man who was dating a nurse. The nurse, who worked at a hospital where the plaintiff received healthcare, was suspicious that the plaintiff and…

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