Legal Fight Over HIPAA Violation Continues After Woman’s Death
Debora Rose was fired after she was told she needed a $265,000 liver transplant. Following the termination, she sued the company's health-plan administrator saying it gave confidential information about Rose’s health to her employer.
Sanger Woman Dies, But Her Legal Battle With HealthComp Continues
When [Debora] Rose died last month at age 60, she was in the midst of a legal fight with HealthComp Inc., a health-plan administrator for private companies. In her Fresno County Superior Court lawsuit, Rose contended that when her liver started to fail, she thought her employer, Harris Ranch Beef Co. in Selma, and its health-plan administrator, HealthComp, were trying to help her by assigning a case manager to assist her in wading through the complicated paperwork. (Lopez, 8/13)