HIPAA SETTLEMENT $400,000

Usually it doesn't cost $400,000 to clean up trash that's blown out of the dumpster and into the neighborhood bushes and trees.

But it can when that trash turns out to be personal medical billing records.

Lawyers have asked a Jackson County judge to approve a settlement between Midwest Women's Healthcare Specialists and 1,532 of their clients. Records from those clients had been put into a dumpster during a construction project, with some blowing around the area as the wind picked up.

We are thrilled with the outcome for our clients.

Read the entire story in the Kansas City Star