Answered on Oct 10th, 2017 at 2:34 PM
If an entity violates HIPAA, the Department of Health and Human Services may impose a civil or criminal penalty against the violator. But what if the HIPAA violation causes calculable harm? Can a person or entity sue for a HIPAA violation? Generally, no. HIPAA does not give a person or entity the right to file a lawsuit based on a HIPAA violation. There is some case law that might disagree with this however, is there a calculable harm?