Secretary fired for leaking JPP’s medical files is suing hospital
The secretary who was fired for leaking the medical records of Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul is suing the hospital, saying she didn’t access his private information and that the hospital defamed and libeled her.
According to Daniel Chang of the Miami Herald, Brenda Jackson’s lawsuit says the hospital’s administrators made false accusations about her to the media, which caused nightmares and “sudden and unexpected illness.”
She had worked at Jackson Memorial Hospital for 14 years, and is asking for damages in excess of $15,000.
The hospital, in a response to the suit, says Jackson inappropriately accessed Pierre-Paul’s chart four times before leaving work early the day of the report when she became ill. She was fired in September along with another employee, Immacula Richmond, a nurse in the operating room who is not a part of this lawsuit.
Jackson has denied she did anything wrong, and it’s unclear why both people were fired for violating Pierre-Paul’s medical privacy after photos of his chart were published by ESPN.