A Cincinnati woman is suing a hospital after her ex-boyfriend posted the results of her STD test on Facebook.
The 20-yr-old woman is suing the University of Cincinnati Medical Center (where she was diagnosed with syphilis) and two other people, Raphael Bradley, 28, (her ex) and Ryan Rawls.
Her lawsuit claims her ex, Bradley, contacted Rawls, who worked at the hospital and got her to give him the results of her test.
According to WFMJ:
She says she refused to tell her ex-boyfriend why she was being treated at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. She says he then contacted another woman he was romantically involved with who worked at the hospital. The lawsuit says the worker accessed the woman’s medical record and gave it to her ex. It was then posted to a Facebook page about allegedly promiscuous women.
The Facebook group is called “Team No Hoes”. Since the posting, the victim says she’s lost friends, been harassed, and has suffered extreme emotional distress.
The hospital said they fired the employee and informed federal authorities about the case.
Meanwhile she’s suing for $25,000.
No doubt about it her ex and everyone involved is “screwed”. This is a clear violation of HIPAA. However, I can see why her ex might go to such extreme measures. Did she give him this STD? What happened to her was not right, and not all of social media’s business. But, if you have an STD and could have potentially given it to your ex, or someone, it is your responsibility to inform them. Privately, of course. I swear social media can make something spread as fast as an STD.
And that’s today’s helping of The Online Dish with Maggie.