Worcester Medicine Publishes “Privacy Breaches and Invasions”

The Worcester District Medical Society published an article by Peter Martin in the March/April 2016 edition of its quarterly publication, Worcester Medicine, examining a late 2015 Superior Court decision potentially expanding use of a Massachusetts “right to privacy statute” by patient victims of medical records breaches seeking damages. This contrasts with previous precedent citing HIPAA and Massachusetts data privacy laws, which had established a higher standard of financial or reputational harm arising from a breach for a plaintiff to obtain compensation.

Read a reprint of “Privacy Breaches and Invasions” here.

Categorized: Publications

About the Authors

Stay Connected

Partner

Peter J. Martin

Peter Martin concentrates his practice on healthcare law, representing hospitals, long-term care facilities, physicians and other facilities and providers facing complex regulatory and contractual issues throughout Massachusetts and beyond. Peter’s clients include ambulatory care facilities, hospices, community health centers and home health agencies as well as social workers, counselors and psychologists.

Stay Connected

More Posts by Author ›

About the Authors

Stay Connected

Partner

Peter J. Martin

Peter Martin concentrates his practice on healthcare law, representing hospitals, long-term care facilities, physicians and other facilities and providers facing complex regulatory and contractual issues throughout Massachusetts and beyond. Peter’s clients include ambulatory care facilities, hospices, community health centers and home health agencies as well as social workers, counselors and psychologists.

Stay Connected

More Posts by Author ›

View All People ›

To get in touch, please call us at 508-791-3511 or fill out the form below. Fields in orange are required.

Stay Current

Subscribe to Bowditch’s monthly updates, alerts, insider news, and events.

Subscribe to All

An email confirmation will be sent upon submitting this form.