Suits filed over Wisconsin-based Aurora's use of medical data in bankruptcy cases

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, January 4, 2010

Several patients at Wisconsin-based Aurora Health Care, Inc. have filed class-action lawsuits over the way Aurora submits claims in bankruptcy. The suits, in federal and state court, claim Aurora violated Wisconsin's privacy law when it routinely filed proofs of claim against debtors that include patients' specific medical information as part of the billing records. The suits seek $25,000 in exemplary damages for each person whose private medical information was revealed. The suits also seek to have such information taken out of thousands of other debtors' existing files, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports.


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