Can I sue a pharmacy for HIPPA violation privacy act

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Can I sue a pharmacy for HIPPA violation privacy act

A employee of the pharmacy I use that delivers my medication held on to my medication for two days in his private possession when I inquired about why I hadn’t received my medication another employee there stated that the employee who had been holding my medication lived in my building I told them that’s a HIPPA violation they fired the

employee the next business day but now my medical information is out.

Asked on August 9, 2018 under Malpractice Law, Connecticut

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

You can't sue the pharmacy. The employee violated both pharmacy policy (i.e. his employer's instructions) and the law in holding onto your medicine in his private possession. An employer is not responsible for the criminal acts of its employees or things they do in contravention of employer policies and instructions.


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