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Doctor Sued for Posting Pictures of Drunk Model on Facebook

The reprehensible behavior displayed by this doctor violates basic human decency, and likely won’t be corrected by HIPAA laws or an employee training program.

A former Northwestern University student claims that after she was admitted to an Illinois hospital for extreme intoxication, a doctor there took photos of her and posted them to social media sites with commentary about her condition.
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Approximately 15 minutes after she had regained consciousness, Puppala, who was on duty at the time and knew Chernyakova through a mutual friend, visited her hospital room, according to the complaint.

He allegedly asked to view her medical records, and returned several hours later to take photographs of her "while she was on the hospital bed, crying and attached to an IV," according to the complaint. He then posted these photographs on Instagram and Facebook, accompanied by "attached statements of commentary" about Chernyakova's condition, according to the complaint.

Puppala refused to delete the photographs when he was asked to do so by hospital security, according to the complaint.


http://abcnews.go.com/US/chicago-doctor-sued-photographing-hospitalized-intoxicated-woman/story?id=20003303

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