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even small privacy violations have real consequences

Tucker Ellis offers a broad range of experience representing and counseling health care providers and related industries in the growing area of medical privacy compliance and litigation. Our attorneys have a long and successful track record of obtaining summary judgments in numerous medical privacy lawsuits dating back to the effective date of the Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (“HIPAA”) in April 2003. We also had the privilege of representing a major academic medical center in one of the first Ohio medical privacy lawsuits to go to trial -- resulting in a defense verdict for our client. Our experience in the privacy arena also extends to the appellate courts as well as to the state legislature where our Government Affairs group has worked on legislative initiatives.

Tucker Ellis can provide a unique in-house perspective on privacy counseling, risk management and compliance. Our attorneys have prepared compliance policies and procedures for, and consult regularly with, clients on all aspects of the HIPAA privacy and security rules. We have experience responding to reported privacy breaches, and can assist in managing the patient communications, regulatory reporting, and business remediation aspects of such events. We also regularly work with clients as to HIPAA privacy issues in the workplace, and as they impact group health plans, particularly in the areas of underwriting and dealing with plan administrators and other vendors.

For a description of the Privacy & Data Security services we provide for other corporate and industry groups, click here.

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