About My Health Careers Internship MedBlogs Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Hospital Worker Admits to Selling Britney's Medical Records

by VR Sreeraman on December 4, 2008 at 3:37 PM
Font : A-A+

 Hospital Worker Admits to Selling Britney's Medical Records

A health worker has pleaded guilty to selling medical information from the medical records of celebrities and high-profile patients, including Britney Spears and Farrah Fawcett to a newspaper.

Lawanda Jackson, the former employee of UCLA Medical Center had been paid at least 4,600 dollars by the National Enquirer for the details from the medical centre.

Advertisement

Sentencing is due in May, reports BBC.

Prosecutors said Jackson had worked there for 32 years, only selling records in recent years.

The 49-year-old resigned from her administrative job in July 2007 before she could be sacked, they added.
Advertisement

The National Enquirer was not available for comment.

The paper began depositing cheques in the account of Jackson's husband in 2006, prosecutors said.

She faces up to 10 years in prison and a 250,000 dollars fine for breaking medical privacy laws for commercial purposes.

Source: ANI
LIN
Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Advertisement
News Category
What's New on Medindia
Top 7 Benefits of Good Oral Hygiene
Healthy and Safer Thanksgiving 2021
Long-Term Glycemic Control - A Better Measure of COVID-19 Severity
View all

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.


Recommended Reading
Review Supports Teens' Access to Online Medical Records
Health expert opinions suggest that there are many benefits to allowing adolescents to review their ...

Disclaimer - All information and content on this site are for information and educational purposes only. The information should not be used for either diagnosis or treatment or both for any health related problem or disease. Always seek the advice of a qualified physician for medical diagnosis and treatment. Full Disclaimer

© All Rights Reserved 1997 - 2021

This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use