Paul vs. Providence Health System-Oregon

Appellants' Opening Brief Oregon Court of Appeals


Providence Health System's employee took unencrypted computerized medical records on some 350,000 patients to his home left them overnight in a car. A car prowler stole the tapes.

Oregon patients filed a class action seeking damages, and the trial court dismissed the case. This is the patients' opening brief in the Oregon Court of Appeals.

The brief addresses whether Oregon patients may make a claim for damages when their unencrypted and unsecured private patient records were stolen by a thief. It raises issues of privacy, computer medical records, consumer protection, and class action procedure.

Oral argument is scheduled for April 2, 2009. Further information from David Sugerman,

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Reference Info:Appellate Brief | State, 9th Circuit, Oregon | United States

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