Nebraska woman's privacy complaint gets new life
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) _ The Nebraska Supreme Court is giving new life to a woman's lawsuit that says someone at a Fremont medical clinic gossiped about her positive HIV test results.
The woman, identified only as C.E., sued Prairie Fields Family Medicine in 2012, more than a year after she says someone there disclosed her test results and the news spread throughout Fremont.
A Dodge County District Court dismissed her invasion of privacy claim, saying she had missed the deadline to sue. It later issued summary judgment in favor of the medical clinic on the woman's claims of infliction of emotional distress.
The lower court found that the woman lacked evidence that a clinic employee had disclosed her diagnosis. But the state's high court said that decision should have been left to a jury.
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