A knife on George Floyd’s neck was not enough for Minneapolis police officers. In the months since then, Floyd’s character has been attacked by politicians, pundits and others who have invested in police protection. While some of this behavior (sadly) is expected, violations against Floyd and his family appear to go further than anticipated. Following a surprising revelation by Floyd’s family lawyer, the staff at the hospital where Floyd was treated violated his privacy by improperly accessing his medical records the night he was treated.
Hennepin County Medical Center confirmed 46-year-old O.Ld’s medical data has been broken several times since his death, Report CBS News. Floyd was rushed to the hospital after his fatal encounter with former Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin, who strained his neck for more than 8 minutes as Floyd lay on the ground, telling officers he could not breathe .
Attorney Antonio Romanucci said Floyd’s family was contacted by the hospital via letter.
“The letter stated that there were violations of their data on several dates and that the employees involved ‘are no longer with the organization,” Romanuki said.
The family does not know what kind of records were accessed. Do 11 Employees included in the report were fired for violations of HIPAA. Reportedly, “a number” of staff members were involved for improperly accessing Floyd’s medical records New York Daily News.
Although Floyd’s family has not provided evidence or requests that there are sub-issues related to Floyd’s invasion of privacy, family attorneys are currently “exploring all our remedies” regarding Breach, Romanusi said.
“When George Floyd was desperate for a breath, the city of Minneapolis pushed his neck forward,” he said. “And even after death, he was abused and abused by the system.”
Roman Kauri detailed from KRA 11: “[The family feels] It is the constant killing of George Floyd, his character.
“This is a nonstop issue. And they were so upset, so upset, disappointed that even in death, that George Floyd’s character is being maligned by people who had no business looking at his personal medical records. “
“Any violation of patient privacy is seriously and thoroughly investigated,” a Hennepin Healthcare spokesperson told the news outlet.