Wall Street Journal – Heart Gadgets Test Privacy-Law Limits

Our members Hugo Campos and Amanda Hubbard featured in this great piece in the Wall Street Journal Heart Gadgets Test Privacy-Law Limits

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203937004578078820874744076.html?mod=WSJ_hpp_LEFTTopStories

Very extensive and well documented article. A short extract

At her checkup, diagnostic tests detected a problem: The electrode attached to her heart had become dislodged. Dr. Saavedra says there was a chance it wouldn’t have shocked her heart when needed. Ms. Hubbard had surgery last month to fix that. And she plans to keep trying to get reports sent to her directly. “If I had been able to follow my own reports, I would not have walked around for an entire year with a potentially dangerous problem,” she said.

 

 

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