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A family member was temporarily admitted into a mental health facility. A former co-worker of my family member has a niece who works at the mental health facility. The former co-worker visited my family member after they were released and preceded to tell her intimate details of events that took place in the facility involving my family member. The co-worker confided in the family member that she prodded her niece for information(information that the niece never should have even been privy to) and the niece caved in an broke patient confidentiality. This information was devastating my family member and made recovery after discharge lengthy and emotionally turbulant. It caused a multitude of family problems. What is the statute of limitations for something like this and is there any recourse.



I am so sorry for what happened to your family member and you should see an experienced trial attorney as soon as the statute of limitations will vary ith each state and will also vary with the type of case. It can also depend on if the claim against a private or public entity and with governmental entites special rules can apply. Do not take any chances. See an attorney now.
George Senteney

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