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Attorneys: HCMC employees looked at George Floyd’s private medical records without authorization

Minneapolis Star Tribune
September 9, 2020

The attorneys say the hospital informed Floyd’s family of the data breach via letter, but the hospital would give no further details, including what kind of records were accessed and who accessed them.

The hospital said the workers allegedly involved are “no longer with the organization,” but would not say if they left voluntarily or were terminated. The hospital also wouldn’t say what positions the employees held.

“When George Floyd was desperate for a breath, the city of Minneapolis pushed on his neck further,” reads the statement from the Chicago-based law firm Romanucci & Blandin. “And even after death, he was abused and mistreated by the system. Shameful.”

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