Medical privacy is an essential protection in Tennessee and across the country. Confidentiality of personal information and medical history is strictly protected by federal law, and breaching that trust can bring negative consequences. When companies promoting health issues accept personal information from patients and fail to protect that information, it is not just one person who may suffer. In some cases, thousands of people may be affected, resulting in mass torts and claims for compensation for any violations.
One woman in another state has filed such a lawsuit, naming MDLive as the defendant. The electronic health database digitally connects patients with health care providers who answer medical questions, provide diagnoses and offer therapy online or through an app. The site requires patients to input health history, family history and other information one would only share with a trusted physician so that on-call doctors can offer advice.