IMA INC To Pay $1.25 Mill Due To Medical Privacy Rights Violations | DC Metro Area Medical Malpractice Law Blog

Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, founding partner

A jury has determined that IMA Inc. violated the privacy rights of a man when it negligently disclosed to credit companies that the man is HIV positive.  The facility filed a suit against the man for non-payment of a bill totaling merely $326.  In doing so, the company revealed to the public that the man suffers from HIV.

It is against the law for medical providers to disclose patient’s private health issue without prior consent.  This reckless conduct happens all across this country, causing a great deal of embarrassment and shame.  It needs to stop.

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Mr. Zambri is a Board-Certified Civil Trial Attorney and Past-President of the Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C. He has been acknowledged by Washingtonian magazine as a “Big Gun” and among the “top 1%” of all of the more than 80,000 lawyers in the Washington metropolitan area. The magazine also acknowledged him as “one of Washington’s best–most honest and effective lawyers” who specializes in medical malpractice matters, product liability claims, and serious automobile accident claims. Mr. Zambri has also been repeatedly named a “Super Lawyer” by Law and Politics magazine (2010)–a national publication that honors the top lawyers in America.

Mr. Zambri is regularly asked to present seminars to lawyers and doctors, as well as both medical and law students concerning medication errors, medical malpractice litigation, and safety improvements.

If you have any questions about your legal rights, please email Mr. Zambri at or call him at 202-822-1899.