Donna Yeager Case Summary

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Legal Analyses YEAGER v. DICKERSON Synopsis The case was based on Donna Yeager as the plaintiff on attorneys who released medical information in the course of a child custody hearing when Yeager asserts a violation of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). The plaintiff claimed of wrongful death, intentional infliction of emotional distress, negligence, invasion of privacy and HIPAA violations as stated on FindLaw. However, the defendants contested that KRS 446.070 does not give Yeager a right of action where a Federal statute preempts state statutes and does not expressly provide such a right (FindLaw, n.d.). The foundation of the lawsuit was rooted on a case to govern the custody of a minor child, the mother,
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