Welcenbach Law wins medical records class action in Wisconsin Supreme Court
May 29, 2017
Congratulations to Welcenbach Law Offices and Robert Welcenbach for their class action victory in the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Attorneys Scott Borison and Craig Jones acted as co-counsel along with Robert Welcenbach for the Plaintiff who brought suit on behalf of all Wisconsin citizens.
Welcenbach Law Offices brought the class action lawsuit against Healthport Technologies alleging they illegally charged Wisconsin patients to receive certified copies of their own medical records.
Welcenbach Law Offices sued Healthport after repeated efforts failed to get Healthport to charge the correct fees for obtaining patient medical records.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court agreed and declared that a patient has the right to authorize any person they choose in writing to obtain their records without being charged certification or retrieval fees.
Healthport now faces having to refund $28.00 per request plus up to $25,000.00 in exemplary damages per violation.