Medical malpractice or invasion of privacy – or both? A recent lawsuit was filed by a patient that had her medical records sent without her consent. We all trust that our medical records will be maintained in a confidential manner and only disclosed with our permission for appropriate use. But what happens when the rules are not followed? Is it a basis for a lawsuit or just part of life? A recent lawsuit arose from an employee that lost 192 patient records on the subway. How would you feel if your private medical information was lost or disclosed without consent? Check out the Boston Globe article on July 14, 2011 concerning a lawsuit filed against Tufts for the wrongful faxing of medical records on a shared fax machine.