A Cincinnati woman has filed a lawsuit against the University of Cincinnati Medical Center and two of its employees — including her ex-boyfriend, a UCMC employee — after her STD status and identity were posted on a Facebook page called “Team No Hoes.”
The Facebook page, which as 2.200 members, showed a photo of the woman’s medical record, showing her diagnosis of syphilis. The photo is followed by comments calling her a “slut” and a “hoe.”
According to WLWT News, the unidentified mother claims three employees at UC Medical Center posted a screen shot of her private records in September 2013, revealing her treatment for syphilis. The mother says in the lawsuit that she’s been assailed with vicious taunting online — from people calling her a “hoe” and a “slut” — and even cruel phone calls at her home.
“She was absolutely devastated. That is the most private of private medical information that was posted on Facebook and went out to a group on Facebook that had a huge dissemination,” said attorney Mike Allen.
Her suit blames UC Medical Center for not properly supervising its employees, one of which is identified as her ex-boyfriend, Raphael Bradley.
Bradley was the mastermind behind the plot to persuade Ryan Rawls and another unidentified employee for posting the STD-positive woman’s information on the members-only Facebook page, the woman alleges in the suit
She also accuses the medical center of circling the wagons and purposely not identifying the third employee who still has possession of her medical records.
The woman wants $25,000 and a written guarantee that a similar circumstance will not arise again.
The medical center refused comment, citing the pending litigation, when contacted by.
In an email sent out to staff at UC Medical Wednesday, CEO Lee Ann Liska reminded her employees that it’s a violation of federal medical privacy laws to leak clients’ personal health information. The violation could result in immediate termination.