I had an auto accident, I was the victim. Went to a chiropractor; he encouraged me to sue for large settlement. I went to four 30 minute visits. He essentially charged me $800.00 an hr. Once I found out that he was charging me so much, I got scared and quit going afraid the insurance co would rebuttle paying that large amount. Told him I would settle with him once the claim was settled, but he turned me over to collections 30 days later and it was on my credit report in 3 months as I could not pay in full and I'm responsible. During this time a friend of mine went to the chiropractors office and asked him why he was treating me so bad and ruining my credit when i said I would pay. During this conversation the "Doctor" discussed my case, talked about where I lived (the sub-division right here) and said I had a bad injury and he took x-rays. The conversation was recorded. Is this a HIPAA violation with specific violation to Protected Health Information? I'm getting sued in court now for not paying his $800.00 an hour fee b/c I trusted him and I shouldn't have. Can he talk about me, my case or anything about me being a patient there to a random 3rd party? I did know the 3rd party but I did not give this doctor permission to discuss my case with him. What if that 3rd party was a stalker or someone crazy? The doctor had no way of knowing his (the 3rd party's motive).
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