A man has won £18,000 damages after his ex-girlfriend probed his...Whoa! This is a family blog!
...medical records while working at Derriford Hospital.Whew!
Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust was ordered to pay the sum to Sean Grinyer, aged 33, of Crownhill, at a county court civil hearing.
The court heard the data protection breach and its aftermath significantly affected Mr Grinyer's mental health, aggravating an existing paranoid personality disorder...I thought you weren't paranoid if they were out to get you?
He said the woman first used the information to challenge him about his mental health history when they were together in 2007.Indeed..?
Mr Grinyer told the hearing she had stated: "No I'm not supposed to, but everybody does it".
The court heard the health care assistant was informally verbally disciplined, but that information was not released to Mr Grinyer as it was stated to be confidential.Ironic, eh?