Parent, minor child accuse health plan company of invasion of privacy

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Dec 12, 2018

WHEELING — A parent and minor child are suing a West Virginia health plan company, alleging breach of duty and invasion of privacy.

TB and ESB Jr., a minor through his mother, filed a complaint in Ohio Circuit Court against The Health Plan of West Virginia Inc. and Natalie Walsh, alleging violation of state law. 

According to the complaint, TB and ESB Jr. have suffered emotional distress, mental anguish, embarrassment, annoyance, inconvenience aggravation, and damaged reputation, as a result of the wrongful and malicious conduct of Walsh as an employee of Health Plan of West Virginia. The suit says Walsh inappropriately accessed the plaintiffs' personal, confidential and privileged information and disclosed that information to third parties to the detriment and harm of TB and ESB Jr.. 

The plaintiffs allege The Health Plan of West Virginia and Walsh failed to protect the plaintiffs' confidential information, invaded the privacy and privacy rights of plaintiffs, and failed to train, supervise and control its employees.

TB and ESB Jr. seek trial by jury, compensatory and punitive damages, plus interest, court costs and fees, and all other just relief. They are represented by attorney Joseph J. John of John & Werner Law Offices PLLC in Wheeling.

Ohio Circuit Court case number 18-C-244

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